Diane Wakoski

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Birthday
3, 1937
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1937 (age 82)
Birthplace
California

About

Confessional and deep image poet known for The Motorcycle Betrayal Poems, Emerald Ice, and other works. An acclaimed author, she received Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Endowment for the Arts grants.

Before Fame

She graduated in 1960 from the University of California, Berkeley.

Trivia

She taught creative writing courses at Michigan State University.

Family Life

She grew up in Whittier, California. She later married Robert Turner, a photographer.

Associated With

Her 1988 poetry collection, Emerald Ice, received the prestigious William Carlos Williams Award.

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