Poets Sotère Torregian and Diane Di Prima read their poems at a benefit performance for Heirs Magazine at Project Artaud in San Francisco on July 23, 1971, sponsored by the Neighborhood Arts Program. Torregian reads "Plebiscite" (the recording cuts in while his reading was in progress). Di Prima reads "an inflammatory poem" written "in collaboration with [her] daughter, Jeanne, Walt Schneider, Buddha and the San Francisco Chronicle"; "Revolutionary Letters" #44-47, "A Modest Proposal"; "Fragmented Address to the FBI," and "The Canticle of St. Joan." This recording was aired in the second half of the "Writers and Writing" show on KPFA-FM on August 2, 1971.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.