Diane Wakoski, born in Southern California, graduate of UC, Berkeley, began her poetry career in New York City (1960-1973). Her selected poems, Emerald Ice (Black Sparrow) won the William Carlos Williams prize (1989, PSA). Bay of Angels (Anhinga Press, 2014) is her newest collection. She has retired as University Distinguished Professor, from Michigan State University after 37 years, and lives with her husband the photographer, Robert Turney, in East Lansing, MI.
THE LEAVES HAVE NO PITY
gathering under the porch like abandoned promises,