Diane Di Prima

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Birthday
6, 1934
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
6, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
New York

About

New York-born poet whose literary works include Memoirs of a Beatnik and The Book of Hours. She also published a 2001 memoir entitled Recollections of My Life as a Woman.

Before Fame

She dropped out of Swarthmore College to pursue writing full-time. She quickly became involved with the Beat poets in both New York and California.

Trivia

She served as editor of The Floating Bear newspaper and co-founder of the New York Poets Theatre.

Family Life

She was the granddaughter of an Italian anarchist. She married and divorced both Alan Marlowe and Grant Fisher and had five children: Jeanne, Alex, Dominique, Rudi, and Tara.

Associated With

She taught with Allen Ginsberg at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodies Poetics until 1997.

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