Michael McClure wrote:
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 Foundation — http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2012/04/a-very-personal-message-to-the-poetry-community-on-behalf-of-diane-di-prima/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or give money directly here: http://www.giveforward.com/donationsfordianediprima