Back when I wrote my guest post about Women of the Beat Generation for Roof Beam Reader, I talked a little about how Diane Di Prima was not well, and was struggling to take care of her health needs. I noticed an update on the City Lights Bookstore twitter just last week: Diane has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
Amber Tamblyn has set up another GiveForward fundraiser for Diane. I was able to give a little, and I hope you will consider giving a little, too.
from her book of poetry, Loba:
“It is still news to her that passion
could steer her wrong
though she went down, a thousand times
across railroad tracks, off bridges
under cars, or stiff
glass bottle still in hand, hair soft
on greasy pillows, (still it is
news she cannot follow now) & still
come out all right.”