Diane Di Prima is the first, and probably most important, woman writer of the Beat Movement. She is the author of 44 books of poetry and prose, and has been translated into over 20 languages. An expanded edition of her classic, Revolutionary Letters, was recently published by Last Gasp Press. Opening to the Poem, essays and exercises to access the creative process in everyone, was published by Penguin in 2009. Diane is Poet Laureate of San Francisco. She lives and teaches in San Francisco.