Diane Wakoski – I think one of the…

I think one of the things that language poets are very involved with is getting…


“I think one of the things that language poets are very involved with is getting away from conventional ideas of beauty, because those ideas contain a certain attitude toward women, certain attitudes toward sex, certain attitudes toward race, etc.”
-Diane Wakoski

Diane Wakoski – I don’t like political poetry…

I don’t like political poetry, and I don’t write it. If this question was pointing…


“I don’t like political poetry, and I don’t write it. If this question was pointing towards that, I think it is missing the point of the American tradition, which is always apolitical, even when the poetry comes out of politically active writers.”
-Diane Wakoski