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Revolutionary Letters by Diane Di Prima
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Revolutionary Letters (1971)

by Diane Di Prima

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Though dated (for violence, drugs, and the reality of work),
these poetic letters from the late 1960s still have power:

"I have just realized that the stakes are myself
I have no other
ransom money, nothing to break or barter but my life
my spirit measured out, in bits, spread over
the roulette table..."

No more Dow and other toxic Chemical companies, no money system,
no doctors, no work unless you want to, no wars or schools,
no poisons, rejection of fear of death, supplies needed to survive,
armed protection > these ideas were offered to make America a more decent place to live.

The days of the Weathermen have thankfully gone,
yet where is the world
of Love and Peace and Kindness and Sharing that was dreamed of?

When will the protests give a lasting change of the evil for Good? ( )
  m.belljackson | Apr 6, 2017 |
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The REVOLUTIONARY LETTERS
are dedicated to Bob Dylan;
and to my grandfather, Domenico Mallozzi,
friend of the great anarchist dreamers of his time,
who read me Dante at the age of four
& named my mother after Emma Goldman.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0867196602, Paperback)

This edition is the new volume of di Prima's classic Revolutionary Letters. There are some new pieces added in, and new edits on older pieces, done by the author. A new expanded edition of Loba (twice as long as the 1978 Wingbow Press edition) was published in the Penguin Poets series in August 1998. Her autobiographical memoir, Recollections of My Life as a Woman, was published by Viking in April 2001.

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