Mayor Gavin Newsom today introduced Diane di Prima as the Cityâ€™s 5th Poet Laureate. Poet, prose writer, playwright and teacher, di Prima is the author of 44 books of poetry and prose.
â€œDiane di Prima is a feminist writer, poet, teacher, and one of the few female Beat writers to attain prominence,â€ said Mayor Newsom.
â€œHer writing reflects the political and social upheavals of the 1960â€™s and 1970â€™s, as well as her personal life, interest in alchemy, and Eastern philosophies.
As one of the strongest literary voices of her generation, her work continues to inspire, and we are honored to name her the San Francisco Poet Laureate.â€
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