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    Alley-side Pickup: 10am - 7pm

    3038 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
    612-822-4611

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Revolutionary Letters: 50th Anniversary Edition: Pocket Poets Series No. 27

Revolutionary Letters: 50th Anniversary Edition: Pocket Poets Series No. 27

Di Prima, Diane

Hardcover

Series: City Lights Pocket Poets, Book 27

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Publisher Price: $18.95

ISBN10: 0872868796
ISBN13: 9780872868793
Publisher: City Lights
Published: Sep 28 2021
Pages: 244
Weight: 0.60
Height: 0.79 Width: 4.88 Depth: 6.30
Language: English

Expanded 50th anniversary edition of the City Lights classic, featuring fifteen new poems. Simultaneously released with Diane di Prima's Spring and Autumn Annals on the one-year anniversary of her passing.

By turns a handbook of countercultural living, a manual for street protest, and a feminist broadside against the repressive state apparatus, Revolutionary Letters is a modern classic, as relevant today as it was fifty years ago. In 1968, visionary poet Diane di Prima moved from Beat New York to hippie San Francisco to begin these letters, poems filled with a blend of utopian imagination, radical politics, and ecological awareness. Immersed in alternative histories and mystical traditions, the poems were catapulted into the world through underground newspapers and free pamphlets, circulating far and wide. In 1971, Lawrence Ferlinghetti published the first of four ever-expanding book versions in the Pocket Poets Series. In her last years, di Prima oversaw the final iteration of this lifelong project, adding poems written between 2007 and her death in 2020. This 50th Anniversary edition marks the long-awaited return of Revolutionary Lettersto City Lights.

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