The Emerald City of Las Vegas

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David R. Godine Publisher, Jan 1, 1995 - Poetry - 202 pages
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Poems discuss risk, betrayal, and history through images of Las Vegas casinos, Oz, and physics, as well as through the poet's memories
  

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The emerald city of Las Vegas

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In this successor to Media the Sorceress (LJ 2/1/91) and Jason the Sailor (LJ 8/93), the prolific Wakoski confronts themes of risk, betrayal, and history through images of Las Vegas casinos, Oz ... Read full review

Contents

EMERALD CITY
13
MAGIC SHOES
27
What Was It Like?
40
Butterflies Are Shadow Shapes
53
MAGIC BOOKS
71
Parkin
84
Queen Annes Lace
98
1 1
111
Botticellis Edges
125
The Emerald Book
141
Marys Diner
154
The Sun Becomes the Moon
167
Davids Letter
180
Stories about My Life
190
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About the author (1995)

Diane Wakoski, who was born in Southern California and educated at University of California, Berkeley, lived and began her poetry career in New York City from 1960-1973. She has earned her living as a bookstore clerk, a junior high school teacher in Manhattan, a library storyteller, a Visiting Writer and, for ten years on-the-road, by giving poetry readings on college campuses. Since 1975, she has been Poet in Residence at Michigan State University, where she continues to teach as a University Distinguished Professor. Her work has been published in more than twenty collections and many slim volumes of poetry since her first book, Coins & Coffins, was published by Hawk's Well Press in 1962. Her selected poems, Emerald Ice, won the William Carlos Williams Prize from the Poetry Society of America in 1989.

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