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Emerald Ice: Selected Poems, 1962-1987

In 1988, at the age of fifty, Diana Wakoski selected the poems in "Emerald Ice from her first sixteen books of poetry. Here, returned to print at last, are all the famous (and infamous) lyrics, series, 'and narratives that established Wakoski as a mythologizer of sex and self, a fierce free-verse imagist, and "one of the most important and controversial poets in the United States today" "(Contemporary Poets). About these poems, Wakoski writes: "My themes are loss, justice, truth, transformation, the duality of the world, ...

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