the radar SALON series
conversation + revelation: everything you ever wanted to know about
DIANE DI PRIMA and MELIZA BANALES but never got a chance to ask.
Wednesday, April 4th 2007
DIANE DI PRIMA lives and works in San Francisco, where she teaches privately. She has published 43 books of poetry and prose, among them Loba, Books I & II; Recollections of My Life as a Woman; and Pieces of a Song. Recent chapbooks include TimeBomb and The Ones I Used to Laugh With. A new expanded edition of her Revolutionary Letters will be out this year. Diane has recently received the 2006 Fred Cody Award for lifetime achievement and community service from the Northern California Book Reviewers Association.
MELIZA BANALES is the author of Say It With Your Whole Mouth (Monkey Press 2003), and her work has been featured in Lodestar Quarterly, Transfer and The Lesbian News; and in the anthologies Revolutionary Voices and Without A Net: The Female Experience of Growing-Up Working Class - both of which were Lambda Literary Award Nominees. She is the 2002 Oakland, California Grand Slam Poetry Champion, the first Latina to win a poetry slam championship on the west coast, and the 2002 winner of the People Before Profits Poetry Prize. Her second book of poems, 51 Poems About Nothing At All, is forthcoming, as are her entries for the first Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Change (Sage Press) Her poem Do The Math is being made into a short film by Mary Guzmán. She lives in San Franisco.
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