But I don't think that poetry is a good, to use a contemporary word, venue, for current events.
More Quotes from Diane Wakoski:I think that's what poetry does. It allows people to come together and identify with a common thing that is outside of themselves, but which they identify with from the interior.
American poetry, like American painting, is always personal with an emphasis on the individuality of the poet.
I write in the first person because I have always wanted to make my life more interesting than it was.
Learning to live with what you're born with is the process, the involvement, the making of a life.
One, I have a wonderful publisher, Black Sparrow Press; as long as they exist, they will keep me in print. And they claim they sell very respectable numbers of my books, so I guess, and it's true, every place I go, my books are in libraries and on bookshelves.
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