Pieces of a Song by Diane Di Prima
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Pieces of a Song
By Diane Di Prima

Pieces of a Song

Selected Poems

By (author) See other recent books by Diane Di Prima
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $26.99
Your Price: $24.29 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.70! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.21 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Pieces of a Song by Diane Di Prima

Book Description

"Diane di Prima, revolutionary activist of the 1960s Beat literary renaissance, heroic in life and poetics: a learned humorous bohemian, classically educated and twentieth-century radical, her writing, informed by Buddhist equanimity, is exemplary in imagist, political and mystical modes. A great woman poet in second half of American century, she broke barriers of race-class identity, delivered a major body of verse brilliant in its particularity." -- Allen Ginsberg "With di Prima's selected poems, Pieces of a Song ...we have a chance to examine the powerful gifts this deeply imaginative poet has to offer us ..." --Jack Foley, Poetry Previews (website) "A prolific writer generally associated with the Beat Generation, di Prima deserves wider recognition." --Library Journal "She is not about to be regarded merely as a literary figurehead, but as an ongoing contributor to the arts--a presence whose voice continues to positively impact those who listen, as it has for the last half-century." --Verbicide Magazine Feminist Beat poet Diane di Prima was born in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Swarthmore College for two years before moving to Greenwich Village in Manhattan and becoming a writer in the emerging Beat movement. There, she developed friendships with poets Amiri Baraka, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Frank O'Hara, and Audre Lorde. After joining Timothy Leary's intentional community in upstate New York, she moved to San Francisco in 1968. One of her collections of poetry, The Poetry Deal, is also published by City Lights Publishers. Di Prima was named Poet Laureate of San Francisco in 2009. She has been awarded the National Poetry Association's Lifetime Service Award and the Fred Cody Award for Lifetime Achievement and has also received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Committee on Poetry, the Lapis Foundation, and the Institute for Aesthetic Development. St. Lawrence University granted her an honorary doctorate.

Buy Pieces of a Song book by Diane Di Prima from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780872862371
ISBN-10: 0872862372
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: City Lights Books
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 1-May-1990
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Diane Di Prima

Poetry Deal by Diane Di Prima Poetry Deal, Paperback (October 2014)

The first full-length collection of new poems in decades from San Francisco's groundbreaking feminist Beat poet.

» View all books by Diane Di Prima


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Pieces of a Song book by Diane Di Prima and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Diane Di Prima close
Poetry Deal by Diane Di Prima
Dinners & Nightmares by Diane Di Prima
BoomerangBooks.com.au close