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.”




  1. RhetoricFemme

    It’s so terrible to hear she’s going through this, but I’m also touched that people are reaching out like this. Thanks for putting this out there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s