Diane di Prima

Diane di Prima

Selected poem: To a Student

Former Poet Laureate of San Francisco Diane Di Prima has authored more than thirty collections of poetry, including The Poetry Deal (City Lights Publishers, 2014) as well as plays, short stories, novels, nonfiction, and more, and her work has been translated into more than twenty languages.

To a Student

come to bring you
the letter you wdn’t
sign for
earlier, when it was
by yr life

Diane di Prima, “To a Student” from The Poetry Deal.
Copyright © 2014 by Diane di Prima.
Reprinted with the permission of City Lights Publishers.