"[To read] di Prima's Revolutionary Letters—begun in 1968 in a spirit of utopian hope and ecological terror—is to enter the intimate moral consciousness of a writer who acted where many simply just thought. 'These are transitional years and the dues / will be heavy,' she writes in 'Revolutionary Letter 10.' 'The continent is a seed.' All this before Monsanto existed. By letter 102, her tone has changed, her technology updated: 'Soon the only ones / who’ll know how to find us / will be Google / & those small surveillance drones.'"