Wakoski, Diane

Wakoski, Diane

(1937–  ) poet; born in Whittier, Calif. She studied at the University of California: Berkeley (B.A. 1960), taught in New York City (1963–66), then at several colleges, notably Michigan State University (1976). She is known for her literary criticism and her autobiographical poetry, as in The Collected Greed: Parts I–XIII (1984).