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Spring and Autumn Annals: A Celebration of the Seasons for Freddie
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Spring and Autumn Annals: A Celebration of the Seasons for Freddie (Paperback)

Pre-order. Despatched on publication 12/12/2019


Never-before-published memoir by Diane di Prima, written during her time living in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

An illuminating snapshot of life as a young bohemian artist on the East and West Coast, through the eyes of a gifted writer entrenched deeply in the Beat-era scene.

The book details di Prima's relationships with several artist in New York including the dancer, Freddie Herko, for which the book is chiefly about who died tragically, and LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka).

Also a fascinating look into a writer's process. Fans of Diane di Prima and any artist of that era get to see the disciplined practice from one of the greats.

We're publishing this book at the same time as a new expanded edition of di Prima's influential book of poetry, Revolutionary Letters.

Different than Memoirs of a Beatnik in that this book is based on di Prima's real experiences.

Pursuing blurbs by Patti Smith, Kim Addonizio, Kathleen Fraser, Chris Kraus, Ana Bozicievic, Dodie Bellamy, sam sax, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Hoa Nguyen, Ken Chen, Kristin Prevallet and more.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: City Lights Books Publication Date: 12/12/2019 ISBN-13: 9780872867871  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Pre-order. Despatched on publication 12/12/2019 Pre-Order

Born in Brooklyn in 1934, Diane di Prima emerged as a member of the Beat Generation in New York in the late '50s; in the early '60s, she founded the important mimeo magazine, The Floating Bear, with LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka). In the late '60s, she moved to San Francisco, where she would publish her groundbreaking Revolutionary Letters (1971) with City Lights. She is the author of over 40 books, including Memoirs of a Beatnik, Pieces of a Dream, Recollections of My Life as a Woman, Loba, and The Poetry Deal. She served as San Francisco Poet Laureate from 2009-2011.

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