Help for Diane Di Prima




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
strung out
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.”


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