NEW YORK (AP) — Diane di Prima, a poet, activist and teacher who was one of the last surviving members of the Beats and one of the few women writers in the Beat movement, has died at age 86....
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PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's poet laureate has selected a Pawtucket woman's poem to be displayed on public buses.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David Meltzer, a Beat poet and musician who appeared in an influential anthology in his early 20s and went on to complete more than 50 books, has died. He was 79.
Meltzer died last Saturday after suffering a stroke. His wife, Julie Rogers, says he died at their home in Oakland.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawrence Ferlinghetti, one of the last links to the early days of the Beat poetry movement, never doubted the artistry of Bob Dylan or his worthiness of the Nobel prize.
"Bravo for Dylan, Nobel Laureate!" the poet, publisher and bookstore owner told The Associated Press in an email Friday, a day after Nobel judges stunned, delighted and also dismayed the world by making the singer-songwriter its latest winner of the literature prize.