Diane di Prima
Diane di Prima was a poet of the Beat Generation, one of the last surviving members of that famed group of poets.

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Published by SWVA Today on Oct. 27, 2020.
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Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this difficult period.
November 9, 2020
No matter what age a person dies it is still difficult to deal with. May the God of and comfort be with the family during this most difficult time.
November 9, 2020
Diane was my teacher in the early nineties. Thanks to her I see the centrality of poetry; though it we connect with each other, in a way no other art form can do. I am so sorry to learn of her death.
Anne Ireland
Student
November 3, 2020
Sincere condolences to Diane di Prima family, friends and fans. May you find comfort in your treasured memories of your dear loved one in the days, months and years ahead. May Almighty God in the Heavens comfort your hearts with peace and loving kindness as you cope with this precious loss in your lives.
Darlene
November 3, 2020
I would like to offer my sincere sympathies to the di Prima family, so very sorry for your loss. May God grant peace and strength to all of you as you go through such a very difficult time.
November 1, 2020
Since seeing Diane di Prima read "Light Poem" in Bob Mann's film Poetry in Motion I have attracted to her visionary work as a POET. Her style and substance, her magnetic speaking voice drew me into a world of language that to this day I happily inhabit. A beautiful and sensuous woman, her photograph inspires me to write. She granted me permission to celebrate my own language universe.
Stephen Vickery
Student
October 31, 2020
Sending prayers and condolences.
Ann
October 30, 2020
Sincere condolences to family and friends.
October 29, 2020
May God who is tender in mercy comfort the family and many friends of Diane di Prima. So sorry for your loss.
October 29, 2020
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.
October 28, 2020
Grief can be so hard and painful but our great memories help us to cope. May the family be comforted in knowing that Diane was well love and appreciated. My deepest condolences
KB
October 28, 2020
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences to the family's..
October 28, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family, friends, and admirers for your loss. Diane will be missed by many for her skills and appeal to people. May the God of tender mercies comfort you all at this sad time,
Mary Smith
Neighbor
October 28, 2020
Diane di Prima

God gave you a voice
and you gave us words
to help us think
to feel what it means
to be human
to let our emotions
guide our journey
through this gift of life
to be human

God Bless, Rest In Peace
A fellow Poet
Raymond Chavez
La Quinta Ca.

Raymond Chavez
Friend
October 28, 2020
Please accept my deepest condolences to the Family. May the God of Tender Mercies take care of you and soothe your aching hearts with His peace and loving care. May His arm of strength support you through this very difficult time, Psalm 68:19. Diane’s memory as a poet will live on.
BRY
October 28, 2020
Diane was, and is to me, a kind of spirit guide. Over 30 years of her warm and unwavering friendship are tucked into my heart. I think of her as a prophet who spoke through her poems and her life.
I loved and love her. I hope she is dancing in the clouds
Rachel Guido deVries
Friend
October 28, 2020
Sincere condolences to the di Prima family, so very sorry for your loss, may God be with all of you in your time of your sorrow.
October 28, 2020
Diane di Prima poetic words will be remembered . Please accept my sincere condolences.
JE Sowell
October 27, 2020