Diane_di_PrimaDiane di Prima is one of America’s best known poets. Emerging in the 1950s as an important Beat writer, she co-founded the New York Poets Theatre and founded the Poets Press, which published the work of many new writers of the period. She is the author of 35 books of poetry and prose. Her work has been translated into over 20 languages. She has received writing grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, an award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry from the National Poetry Association, and an honorary doctorate from St. Lawrence University. She has taught poetry and spirituality courses at New College of California, California College of Arts, and the San Francisco Art Institute. She has lived in San Francisco since 1968.

NEW: Out-takes by Diane di Prima, poems remembering and memorializing her close friends Amiri Baraka, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Michael McClure, Philip Whalen, and others.

Out-takes is published in a limited edition of 300 copies—with 100 numbered and signed by the author especially for customers who order here. A great gift!

Order Diane di Prima’s autographed chapbook today!






(Omerta, 2016) 27 pages




di_prima_cvr_shotSMPoems Are Angels

(Omerta, 2013) 19 pages




Here’s an excerpt from Diane di Prima’s Poems Are Angels:

young girls in black

                      in the front row

turn flower faces

toward the old

          blues woman

in a wheelchair



& singing of love

          as if

for the first time

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