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Self-evidence with Difficulty April 9, 2014: [caption id="attachment_84258" align="alignright" width="500"] Site of the Café Le Métro poetry reading coffeehouse from 1963-1965, located at 149 2nd Ave., New York City[/caption] For many years I’ve been interested in difficulty; I suppose in the present context it could be called the poetics of difficulty. I remember at age 14 carrying [...] by

We Want! We Want! Bay Area Public School Presents Free Poetry School this Fall! October 28, 2013: This just in! The Bay Area Public School is hosting a series of free poetry classes taught by preeminent poets, throughout the month of November. That's right! SIX POETRY SEMINARS & CLASSES AT THE BAY AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL IN NOVEMBER ! We are so excited to welcome a cavalcade of world-class poets to our School this November ! They'll [...] by

Diane Di Prima Health Issues Disclosed, New Fundraiser Starts Now July 22, 2013: You might have contributed in the recent past to a fundraiser for the betterment of the wonderful Diane Di Prima--our attention has been called to another call to help, as Di Prima has just been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. From Amber Tamblyn and Give Forward: If you are one of the many people who donated to the Diane Di Prima [...] by

Dale Smith Considers the Voice of Diane Di Prima for the LA Review of Books January 29, 2013: Dale Smith begins his lengthy essay on Diane Di Prima with an acknowledgement of this "78-year-old Beat legend"s recent serious health problems--including Parkinson's disease, as well as efforts by numerous individuals and institutions to raise funds for her continued treatment. But Smith's interest in Di Prima goes beyond these important but [...] by

You’ve Got till 12/20 to Acknowledge the Power of Diane di Prima with the Help of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative December 18, 2012: You know we're all on the make to help out the beloved Diane di Prima with near-constant incurring healthcare costs--here's a plea we mentioned from Amber Tamblyn and Just Buffalo not too long ago. Another drive from the inimitable CUNY Graduate Center's Lost & Found Series is going strong--they are donating all proceeds of The CUNY [...] by

Let’s Raise All Kinds of $$$$ to Help the Beloved Diane di Prima October 19, 2012: You might recall Amber Tamblyn's drive earlier this year to help fund costs associated with the health of the beloved Diane di Prima--the unfortunate news is that the need has not ceased. But the fortunate news is that the effort has begun again anew. David Hadbawnik has created a donation page with more information on a BIG NIGHT at the Just [...] by

A note from DIANE DI PRIMA. April 19, 2012: I am speechless. In under 3 days, we have raised over $11,000.00 for Diane Di Prima at GIVE FORWARD. As the emails started to flood my inbox from Give Forward, sending me not only each donor's name (which, I copied and pasted and sent to Diane), but also MANY emails from people wanting to help with organizing fundraisers, shows, workshops... [...] by

A Very Personal Message To The Poetry Community On Behalf Of Diane Di Prima. April 17, 2012: Earlier this month, my spirit animal and close family friend poet Michael McClure sent me an email regarding San Francisco Poet Laureate Diane Di Prima who is now 78 years old.  Michael knows that Diane has had a particularly important impact on my life.  Her memoir, Recollections of My Life As A Woman changed me on a fundamental level.  Her [...] by