Passionate writer, poet, and feminist Diane di Prima [http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~janette/installations/MaryV/diPrima1.htm] was born in 1934. In the 1950's she moved to Greenwich Village and joined Bohemian intellectual culture. She wrote and was associated with such "Beat Poets" as Le Roi Jones (Imanu Amari Baraka), Allen Ginsberg, Audre Lord and Jack Kerouac. In the late sixties she began to study Zen Buddhism. Di Prima is widely published, her work translated into more than eight languages, and her opus includes such works as The Calculus of Variation (1972), Memoirs of a Beatnik (1969, 1988), Revolutionary Letters (1968, 1969, 1971), Selected Poems, 1956-76 (1975), and Seminary Poems (1991). She has taught poetry at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. For more, see Joseph Matheny's online interview [http://www.imedea.com/works/diprima.html] with di Prima.