Diane Di Prima – photo: Allen Ginsberg, courtesy Stanford University Libraries / Allen Ginsberg Estate
Sad sad news to report tonight – the passing of the great Diane Di Prima.
We saluted her here this past August 6th on the occasion of her 86th birthday.
Much more to follow but, for the meantime, here on The Allen Ginsberg Project:
Here are four previous birthday postings – here, here, here and here.
Here’s her reading at the Bay Area Writers series in Novato in 1976 – here and here
Here’s Diane reading alongside Allen and Anne Waldman at Naropa in 1974 – here
Here‘s Diane reading in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, alongside the late great Michael McClure
and here’s Diane at Naropa in 1978 from Constanzo Allione”s film Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds (reading the dedication to her book Revolutionary Letters)
A magic woman, an extraordinary woman. We salute you and miss you, Diane. We will remember you always, always.