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Emerald Ice: Selected Poems, 1962-1987

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In 1988, at the age of fifty, Diana Wakoski selected the poems in "Emerald Ice from her first sixteen books of poetry. Here, returned to print at last, are all the famous (and infamous) lyrics, series, 'and narratives that established Wakoski as a mythologizer of sex and self, a fierce free-verse imagist, and "one of the most important and controversial poets in the United States today" "(Contemporary Poets). About these poems, Wakoski writes: "My themes are loss, justice, truth, transformation, the duality of the world, the possibilities of magic, and the creation of beauty out of ugliness. My language is dramatic, oral, and as American as I can make it. I am impatient with stupidity, bureaucracy, and organizations. Poetry, for me, is the supreme art of the individual using language to show how special, different, and wonderful his perceptions are. With verve and finesse. With discursive precision. Arid with utter contempt for pettiness of imagination or spirit. ""Emerald Ice is a contemporary classics the essential poems of a uniquely American female sensibility.

Book News Annotation:

Wakoski needs little introduction. One of America's premier poets, her Selected poems belongs in every collection of contemporary literature. Published by Black Sparrow Press, 24 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780876857441
Author:
Wakoski, Diane
Publisher:
Black Sparrow Press
Location:
Santa Rosa :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Black Sparrow B
Series Volume:
no. 32
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
8.96x5.88x1.03 in. 1.09 lbs.

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