Diane di Prima

“Diane di Prima, revolutionary  activist of the 1960s Beat literary  renaissance, heroic in life and  poetics: a learned humorous  bohemian, classically educated and  twentieth-century radical, her  writing, informed by Buddhist  equanimity, is exemplary in 
imagist, political and mystical  modes. A great woman poet in  second half of American century,  she broke barriers of race-class  identity, delivered a major body of  verse brilliant in its particularity.” 
— Allen Ginsberg