Medea the Sorceress. Diane Wakoski.
Medea the Sorceress

Medea the Sorceress

ISBN: 0876858094
Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1991. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "The movies must make you/ want to move beyond sex. My whole life/ has made me want that, yet how can there be/ poetry or art beyond sex or death?" (first stanza, "The Last Word on Sex," pg. 69) A volume of interrelated poems, letters & eclectic quotes (of scientist Nick Herbert & novelist Mario Puzo) by Diane Wakoski, the award-winning, profound & prolific poet who has long resided here in Michigan. Alternatively titled "The Archeology of Movies and Books/ Volume I: Medea the Sorceress" on shorter title page. With references to, & the poet's assuming the identity of, such figures of classical drama & myth as Medea & Medusa. In her late middle age, Wakoski creates a personal mythology & ponders the forces that have driven her, from an increasing distance. This is the first softcover trade-format edition, printed by the venerable Black Sparrow Press during November 1990 (& copyrighted 1991) per colophon, which lists the limited, signed & deluxe editions that are always part of a Black Sparrow production. An important mid-late work in the Wakoski canon, in its most affordable original form, handsome & exemplary of the Black Sparrow tradition. In very fine condition with only slightest rubbing to front, back covers & spine; mildest wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3402]

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