Diane Wakoski, 4th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Diane Wakoski

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Kaufman Hall Auditorium

Author/Artist Bio

"One of the two or three most important poets of her generation in America," wrote Hayden Carruth about the extremely prolific and talented Diane Wakoski. Author of more than a dozen full-length collections and as many chapbooks, Wakoski is considered one of the most poetically daring writers on the American scene. While she frequently writes about the difficulty of being a woman in an age of changing values, her range encompasses an array of contemporary subject matters and themes. Since 1962, when her first book of poetry appeared, Wakoski has continued to draw her ever-growing readership into the complex world created by her vision.


Diane Wakoski spoke on poetry at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, in the Kauffman Hall Auditorium.

She also gave a poetry reading that evening at 8:30 p.m. in the same auditorium.

Her appearance on campus is courtesy of ODU's Activities Programming Board.


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