Diane Wakoski is a celebrated poet with numerous book publications. Her most recent book is The Diamond Dog published by Anhinga Press. She is a Michigan State University Distinguished University Professor and she serves as Poet-in-Residence to the MSU English Department.

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  1. Jonathan Blunk says:

    Dear Ms. Wakoski: I am writing the authorized biography of James Wright and would like to make contact with you for a possible interview, and invite you to share your recollections of the poet. I have all but completed my research, but in drafting a chapter recently in which your correspondence with Wright appears, I realized that your first-hand recollections might lend insight into your friendship. Please contact me when you have an opportunity. We could arrange to speak by phone, or if you are in the New York City region in the coming months, I would be pleased to record an interview with you and have the chance to meet. I hope your writing is thriving, and I wish you all the best. Jonathan Blunk

  2. Will Duchon says:

    Dear Ms. Wakoski,
    I am writing to ask your permission to recite your poem “Thanking My Mother for Piano Lessons” on my radio program “Words & Music” on WMNR Fine Arts Radio (www.wmnr.org) My program features five selected poems, each followed by a piece of “reflective music”. Here is the blog for the program: http://www.wmnrwordsandmusic.blogspot.com
    Thank you for your consideration, and for your artistry.

    Will Duchon
    WMNR Fine Arts Radio
    P.S. If you are so inclined, perhaps you would share a few words about the poem with me?

  3. Miriam says:

    Estimada Diane, le escribo desde Argentina. Hace un tiempo atrás publiqué un par de sus poemas en mi blog traducidos al español pero no puedo encontrar las versiones originales en inglés. Me siento frustrada. Sería usted tan amable de guiarme dónde puedo conseguirlas?
    Los poemas son “Historia” y “El mecánico”.
    Desde ya muchas gracias.
    (Aquí le dejo el enlace de sus poemas en mi blog: http://emmagunst.blogspot.com.ar/search/label/diane%20wakoski)

  4. hernando says:

    Hi Diane,

    I am having dinner with my girlfriend, scorpio, and we got carried away looking upp fables and myths about scorpions and lions (me, leo) and we found your story on amazon which is no longer avaliable.

    Please tell me where we can find this now.

    Best wishes and happy new year!
    Hernando Lammers

  5. Anne Roth says:

    Dear Ms Wakoski, I want to thank you for your poems. I was introduced to your work when you came to an English Class I was enrolled in at Palamar College in San Marcos CA in the early 70’s. I was a women who dropped out of school at fifteen and was now back in school. I was terrified. You talked a bit about your poems all the while moving backwards until you were against the wall almost into a corner. Then you read some of your poems and your strength, intensity and a bit of anger at a motorcycle lover made the room feel electric. It was a wonderful moment and a major push for me to see you talk about your work and then those wonderful words. I ended up with a grad degree from Cal and over the years I have read your work over and aver and remember this small shy woman who wrote like a fierce giant. Thank you, Anne Roth

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