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Monday, October 26, 2020

RIP Diane Di Prima

Poet, student of Shunryu Suzuki and Chogyam Trungpa

Just received this from Jeanne DiPrima: My mother passed this morning.  There will be a family statement tomorrow.  Sending love. 💕

And this from Arnie Kotler: 

Diane Di Prima (1934–2020)
Beloved friend & fiercest poet Diane Di Prima has died––Diane was here for the start of the 100 year project that is Naropa, and even more crucially a decisive voice in American poetry & poetics, a voice in which poetry & poetics always implies political commitment to revolution––– we owe her a debt that can never be repaid, which is to say we owe her the debt of love and study and solidarity / memory eternal––––
from Revolutionary Letter #2
"The value of an individual life a credo they taught us
to instill fear, and inaction, ‘you only live once’
a fog in our eyes, we are
endless as the sea, not separate, we die
a million times a day, we are born
a million times, each breath life and death :
get up, put on your shoes, get
started, someone will finish"

from this Facebook post on the page for the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

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