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The Butcher's Apron: New and Selected Poems

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Reviewing The Collected Greed Parts 1-13 (Black Sparrow, 1984) in the Los Angeles Times, critic Kenneth Funsten heralded Diane Wakoski as "a mature poet, unimpressed by obfuscation or autobiography for their own sakes, but intent upon illuminating substance".That same clarity of vision and illuminating substance pervades this "new and selected" volume, which gathers togeth ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Black Sparrow Press
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Smoked fish, peaches, hazelnut chocolate pear torte, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Lebanese olives, boursin, braised leeks, Framboise. . . one would be hard-pressed to find a poem in Wakoski’s The Butcher’s Apron: New and Selected Poems that does not refer to food or drink. Food becomes an apotropaic device against aging, and as it appears in the title poem “The Butcher’s Apron,” it is both sustenance and “still life.” The butcher’s apron, and waxy white paper, represents a canvas for beauty and its muta ...more
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Oct 06, 2008 Elizabeth rated it liked it
i finished this yesterday even though half-way through i realized i had actually read it three years ago when i was a freshman in college.

this isn't in the collection, but its my favorite poem by her:

http://allhailwest.livejournal.com/16...
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Wakoski is an American poet who is primarily associated with the deep image poets such as Jerome Rothenberg, Robert Kelly, and Clayton Eshleman. Throughout her work she uses legends, myth and fairy tales to create a deeply personal mythology.

She is best known for a series of poems collectively known as "The Motorcycle Betrayal Poems."

Wakoski was given the William Carlos Williams Award for her "Em
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