Petition to Rename Rose Alley Diane di Prima St

  • by: Rudi di Prima
  • recipient: San Franciscans, Poetry and American Literature Fans Everywhere
I decided to begin a petition to organize to rename Rose Alley (which runs parallel to Haight and Page from Market to Webster) Diane DiPrima Street in honor of the Poet Laureate of San Francisco. I chose this street because it intersects Laguna Street between Page and Haight where she lived from 1978 to 1996. It also happens to have been extended between Buchanan and Webster, which happens to be right next to the flat on Page St. where we lived when I was born in 1970 (we left the in '73). So, Rose Alley is right next to 2 places where Diane lived for over 20 years all together. In addition to the apt location, her middle name also happens to be Rose! If we get a lot of people on board on Facebook, and circulate some petitions online or onEarth or both, we should easily be able to accomplish this and honor the name of a woman who has worked tirelessly in the name of Poetry, Freedom (political, sexual, social...), Healing in San Francisco..
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