REVOLUTIONARY LETTERS by Diane di Prima
City Lights Books, 1971, First edition. (pocket poet series #27) 80 pp., 5" X 6 1/2"
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Fifty years ago, in 1968, Diane di Prima began writing her "revolutionary letters," a series of poems composed of a potent blend of utopian anarchism and ecological awareness, projected through a Zen-tinged feminist lens. In 1971, Lawrence Ferlinghetti published them in the first edition of Revolutionary Letters as Number 27 in the City Lights Pocket Poets Series, with a cover featuring his own distinctive calligraphic interpretation of the title. By turns a handbook of countercultural activity and a broadside against the repressive state apparatus, Revolutionary Letters remains one of the vital classics of American poetry.
BIt of sticker residue to verso, else a solid, fine copy of a hard to find item.