Wakoski, Diane (1937 - )

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  • Apparitions Are Not Singular Occurrences
  • Belly Dancer
  • Blue Monday
  • Dancing on the Grave of a Son of a Bitch
  • Inside Out
  • Picture of a Girl Drawn in Black and White
  • Smudging
  • Tearing Up My Mother's Letters
  • Thanking My Mother for Piano Lessons
  • The Father of My Country
  • The Hitchhikers
  • The Photos
  • The Ring
  • The Story of Richard Maxfield
  • Uneasy Rider

     

      • Harris, Mark. "Diane Wakoski". Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 5: American Poets Since World War II, First Series. A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book. Edited by Donald J. Greiner, University of South Carolina. The Gale Group, 1980. pp. 355-366.
      • Wakoski, Diane. Coins and Coffins. New York, NY: Hawk's Well Press, 1962.
      • --. Dream Sheet. New York, NY: Software Press, 1965.
      • --. Discrepancies and Apparitions. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1966.
      • --. The George Washington Poems. New York, NY: Riverrun Press, 1967.
      • --. The Diamond Merchant. Cambridge, MA: Sans Souci Press, 1968.
      • --. Inside the Blood Factory. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1968.
      • --. Greed. Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, Parts 1 and 2, 1968, Parts 3 and 4, 1969, Parts 5, 6, 7, 1971, Parts 8, 9, 11, 1973.
      • --. The Lament of the Lady Bank Dick. Cambridge, MA: Sans Souci Press, 1969.
      • --. The Moon Has a Complicated Geography. Palo Alto, CA: Odda Tala Press, 1969.
      • --. Poems. Key Printing Co., 1969.
      • --. Some Black Poems for the Buddha's Birthday. Pierripont Press, 1969.
      • --. Thanking My Mother for Piano Lessons. Mount Horeb, WI: Perishable Press, 1969.
      • --. Love, You Big Fat Snail. San Francisco, CA: Tenth Muse, 1970.
      • --. Black Dream Ditty for Billy "the Kid" M Seen in Dr. Generosity's Bar Recruiting for Hell's Angels and Black Mafia. Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1970.
      • --. The Wise Men Drawn to Kneel in Wonder at the Fact So of Itself. Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1970.
      • --. The Magellanic Clouds. Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1970.
      • --. On Barbara's Shore. Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1971.
      • --. The Motorcycle Betrayal Poems. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1971.
      • --. This Water Baby: For Tony. Santa Barbara, CA: Unicorn Press, 1971.
      • --. Exorcism. Boston, MA: My Dukes, 1971.
      • --. The Purple Finch Song. Mount Horeb, WI: Perishable Press, 1972.
      • --. Sometimes a Poet Will Hijack the Moon. Providence, RI: Burning Deck, 1972.
      • --. Smudging. Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1972.
      • --. The Pumpkin Pie: or, Reassurances Are Always False, Tho We Love Them, Only Physics Counts. Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1972.
      • --. Winter Sequences. Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1973.
      • --. Dancing on the Grave of a Son of a Bitch. Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1973.
      • --. Stilllife: Michael, Silver Flute, and Violets. Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut Library, 1973.
      • --. The Owl and the Snake: A Fable. Mount Horeb, WI: Perishable Press , 1973.
      • --. The Wandering Tatler. Mount Horeb, WI: Perishable Press, 1974.
      • --. Trilogy. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1974.
      • --. Looking for the King of Spain. Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1974.
      • --. Abalone. Los Angeles, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1974.
      • --. Virtuoso Literature for Two and Four Hands. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975.
      • --. The Fable of the Lion and the Scorpion. Milwaukee, WI: Pentagram Press, 1975.
      • --. The Laguna Contract of Diane Wakoski. Madison, WI: Crepuscular Press, 1976.
      • --. George Washington's Camp Cups. Madison, WI: Red Ozier Press, 1976.
      • --. Waiting for the King of Spain. Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1976.
      • --. The Last Poem. Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1976.
      • --. The Ring. Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1977.
      • --. Spending Christmas with the Man from Receiving at Sears. Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1977.
      • --. Overnight Projects with Wood. Madison, WI: Red Ozier Press, 1977.
      • --. Pachelbel's Canon. Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1977.
      • --. The Man Who Shook Hands. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1978.
      • --. Trophies. Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1979.
      • --. Cap of Darkness. Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1980.
      • --. Saturn's Rings. New York, NY: Targ Editions, 1982.
      • --. Divers. Barbarian Press, 1982.
      • --. The Lady Who Drove Me to the Airport. Worcester, MA: Metacom Press, 1982.
      • --. The Magician's Feastletters. Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1982.
      • --. The Collected Greed, Parts 1-13. Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1984.
      • --. The Managed World. New York, NY: Red Ozier Press, 1985.
      • --. Why My Mother Likes Liberace: A Musical Selection. Tucson, AZ: SUN/Gemini Press, 1985.
      • --. Celebration of the Rose: For Norman on Christmas Day. Montclair, NJ: Caliban Press, 1987.
      • --. Roses. Montclair, NJ: Caliban Press, 1987.
      • --. Husks of Wheat. Northridge, CA: California State University, Northridge Library, 1987.
      • --. Emerald Ice: Selected Poems 1962-1987. Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1988.
      • --. Medea the Sorceress ("Archaeology of Movies and Books" series). Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1991.
      • --. Jason the Sailor ("Archaeology of Movies and Books" series). Black Sparrow Press. Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1993.
      • --. The Emerald City of Las Vegas ("Archaeology of Movies and Books" series). Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1995.
      • --. Argonaut Rose ("Archaeology of Movies and Books" series). Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1998.
      • --. The Butcher's Apron: New and Selected Poems. Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 2000.
Given Name: 
Diane
Family Name: 
Wakoski
Birth Date: 
August 3, 1937
Death Date: 
0
Nationality: 
Family Relations: 
father : John Joseph Wakoski
mother : Maria Wakoski
husband : S. Shepard Sherbell (from 22 Oct. 1965)
husband : Michael Watterlond (from 22 Feb. 1973 to to 1975)
husband : Robert J. Turney (from 14 Feb. 1982)
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First RPO Edition: 
2009