Diane DiPrima

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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 known for such works as Memoirs of a Beatnik and The Book of Hours. She published her debut poetry collection, This Kind of Bird Flies Backward, in 1958.

Before Fame

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

Trivia

She was the granddaughter of an Italian anarchist.

Family Life

She married and divorced both Alan Marlowe and Grant Fisher and had five children.

Associated With

She worked and lived in Timothy Leary's community in 1966.

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