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Diane di Prima by Erica Lies

Editor and Beat writer Diane di Prima prepares to mail out the latest issue of The Floating Bear, a newsletter containing Beat poems. She describes the process of collaborating with her co-editor, LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, and their negotiations as they select which pieces would be included in this collection.

Image: Detail from a snapshot of Peter Orlovsky and Allen Ginsberg in India, 1962.