Toward a New Poetry. Diane Wakoski.
Toward a New Poetry
Toward a New Poetry
Toward a New Poetry

Toward a New Poetry

ISBN: 0472063073
Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1983. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by Diane Wakoski. "This volume presents Diane Wakoski's innovative ideas about contemporary poetry, elsewhere embodied in her own poetic art. The author's critical essays, poem-lectures, and columns from the American Poetry Review are collected for the first time, together with several interviews in which she answers her readers' questions. This gathering of Diane Wakoski's prose writing assembles a unique self-portrait of the poet." (from back cover) A collection of critical prose writings & interviews by Diane Wakoski, the esteemed & prolific American poet influenced by the Beat Generation & originally associated with the Deep Image School, who has long resided in Michigan. Softcover original, first edition, third printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. Part of the publisher's Poets on Poetry series of "...critical books by contemporary poets, gathering together the articles, interviews, and book reviews by which they have articulated the poetics of a new generation." (back cover) On the title page, just below her printed name, Wakoski has hand-written her signature with characteristic series of vertical doodles in bold silver-blue ink. An important volume for the poetry scholar & Wakoski collector. In very fine condition with only light rubbing to front, back covers & spine; light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; one tiny gauge with miniscule loss of paper at lower left edge of back cover; small rectangular area where sticker removed with slight discoloration of blank grey background near upper right corner of back cover; one very small spot at lower edge of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3476]

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