Diane diPrima Very Ill

Michael McClure wrote:

Diane di Prima

Diane is suffering with several painful and even
life-threatening illnesses, including removal of all teeth, arthritis
from her earlier back operation, extreme problems with glaucoma and a
needed operation; but that’s just the top of the list. Despite all, she
is in unexpectedly fine spirits. If you know of any way to help her, she would appreciate it and I would also.
More @ Poetry Foundationhttp://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2012/04/a-very-personal-message-to-the-poetry-community-on-behalf-of-diane-di-prima/

 

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Help Poet Laureate and feminist icon Diane Di Prima through a series of painful and life threatening operations.

Poet Laureate of San Franscisco and feminist revolutionary icon Diane Di Prima has inspired so many of us for over 50 years, whether we know it or not. She was one of the only women of the Beat Generation and was instrumental in shaping the way we view gender based politics. She was homies with Ezra Pound! She has published over 4 dozen books of poetry! She is the mother of 5 children!!

Diane is undergoing a series of painful and difficult surgeries, including having all her teeth removed. Without going into any more details, let’s talk about what we can do for a woman who did so much for the advancement of women. If you or someone you know has been inspired by Diane personally or by her large body of work over the last 50 years, please donate anything you can to help her get through this intensely difficult time and the many operations that she is about to go through. Your donation will go towards rehabilitation and medical costs.

For more questions or information, please contact Amber Tamblyn at: amtam.amber@gmail.com or give money directly here: http://www.giveforward.com/donationsfordianediprima

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson:

Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival

Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos.

Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others
and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily.

*MOOC = Massive Open Online Course

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