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Description: American poet Diane Wakoski (b. 1937) neatly signed this typed poem, “The Red Silk Cloth and the Pike Street Market” in which she paints several vibrant food-related pictures.¬†Wakoski dedicated the poem to Eric Schmidt, one of her students who became an avant-garde playwright, and “a good friend…and an inspiration” according to her poem.

Wakoski is often associated with the Beat, confessional, and deep image poets of the 1960’s, and is known for the attention she received during the 1980’s when she made some controversial comments connecting New Formalism with Reaganism. Her selected poems,¬†Emerald Ice, won the William Carlos Williams Prize from the Poetry Society of America in 1989.

11″ x 8 1/2″. This is number 13 of 100 letterpress copies published by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association to commemorate Diane Wakoski’s tenure as its 16th Poet-in-Residence. Published in 1996. Item #A01237

Condition: Fine condition.