Diane Wakoski Quotes

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Diane Wakoski quotes: But I don't think that poetry is a good, to use a contemporary word, venue, for current events. But I don't think that poetry is a good, to use a contemporary word, venue, for current events.
Diane Wakoski quotes: I grew upwhere the family of butterfliesthe Silver Cloudis native. I grew up
where the family of butterflies
the Silver Cloud
is native.
Diane Wakoski quotes: We are authors, all of us, concerned with beginning, with making, with sources and substance. We are authors, all of us, concerned with beginning, with making, with sources and substance.
Diane Wakoski quotes: Poems come from incomplete knowledge. Poems come from incomplete knowledge.
Diane Wakoski quotes: Innocence is suffering and the loss of that innocence is something to fear. Innocence is suffering
and the loss of that innocence
is something to fear.
Diane Wakoski quotes: Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is pressured simply goes underground. Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is pressured simply goes underground.
Diane Wakoski quotes: Poetry is the art of saying what you mean but disguising it. Poetry is the art of saying what you mean but disguising it.
Diane Wakoski quotes: I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from British or other English language poetry. I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from British or other English language poetry.
Diane Wakoski quotes: High and low culture come together in all Post Modern art, and American poetry is not excluded from this. High and low culture come together in all Post Modern art, and American poetry is not excluded from this.
Diane Wakoski quotes: It was hard for them to accuse their wives of infidelity when their rival was an invisible man. It was hard for them to accuse their wives of infidelity when their rival was an invisible man.
Diane Wakoski quotes: Learning to live what you're born with is the process, the involvement, the making of a life. Learning to live what you're born with is the process, the involvement, the making of a life.
Diane Wakoski quotes: Sometimes the archaism of the language when it's spoken is why we are all in love with the Irish today. Sometimes the archaism of the language when it's spoken is why we are all in love with the Irish today.
Diane Wakoski quotes: Poetry is one of the essential structures of civilization carrying myth, ritual, 'tales of the tribe' and the essence of language ... Poetry is one of the essential structures of civilization
carrying myth, ritual, 'tales of the tribe' and the essence of language ...
Diane Wakoski quotes: American poets celebrate their bodies, very specifically, as Whitman did. American poets celebrate their bodies, very specifically, as Whitman did.
Diane Wakoski quotes: But I am not political in the current events sense, and I have never wanted anyone to read my poetry that way. But I am not political in the current events sense, and I have never wanted anyone to read my poetry that way.