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Mon, Apr 19, 2021


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Diane Wakowski Reading  (Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...))

Join Diane as she reads from her new book, Bay of Angels. Bay of Angels, published October 15, 2013 by Anhinga Press, is a collection of poems featuring three different aspects of Wakoski's poetry and her use of personal mythology. In the first section, all the poems stem from some film, which has resonance in her own world, such as the existential romance and gambling, which are the subject of the title poem from a French film, Bay of Angels. The second section features visions of growing up in California's mythic territory: Hollywood, Los Angeles, and Orange County. The third section continues her experimentation with the hybrid form, embedding poems in epistolary address, including poems and exchanges from her email correspondence with a young poet, called The Pizza Boy or The Shadow Boy.

About Diane: Diane Wakoski, who was born in Southern California and educated at UC, Berkeley, made her home and began her poetry career in New York City from 1960-1973. In 1989 her selected poems, Emerald Ice (Black Sparrow Press) won the William Carlos Williams prize from the Poetry Society of America. The most recent of her more than 20 collections of poetry are The Diamond Dog (Anhinga Press, 2010) and a new collection, Bay of Angels (Anhinga Press, 2013). Since 1975, she has lived in East Lansing, Michigan where she was Poet In Residence and University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University until she retired in the spring of 2012. She has been married thirty years to photographer, Robert Turney.


Location: RCAH Theater
Price: free
Sponsor: Administration
Contact: email pic cpoetry@msu.edu
phone pic 5178841932