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Diane Wakoski Quotes

High and low culture come together in all Post Modern art, and American poetry is not excluded from this.

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Sometimes the archaism of the language when it's spoken is why we are all in love with the Irish today.

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But I don't think that poetry is a good, to use a contemporary word, venue, for current events.

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I am not political as a person.

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Still, language is resilient, and poetry when it is pressured simply goes underground.

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I definitely wish to distinguish American poetry from British or other English language poetry.

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American poets celebrate their bodies, very specifically, as Whitman did.

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Poems come from incomplete knowledge.

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