Diane Wakoski

Diane Wakoski

About Diane Wakoski

Diane Wakoski is a contemporary american poet. Wakoski is primarily associated with the deep image poets, as well as the confessional and Beat poets of the 1960s. She received considerable attention in the 1980s for controversial comments linking New Formalism with Reaganism. Her work has been published in more than twenty collections and many slim volumes of poetry. Her selected poems, Emerald Ice, won the William Carlos Williams Prize from the Poetry Society of America in 1989. She is famous for a series of poems collectively known as 'The Motorcycle Betrayal Poems'. Many of her books have been published in fine editions by Black Sparrow Press.
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