Waiting for the King of Spain
Diane Wakoski, signed by author
Diane Wakoski, one of the most esteemed poets of America, is one of the last remain poets of the beat era. She is often identified as a “deep Image” poet, or a “confessional Poet”. This may well be, but her poems transcend any such pigeon-holing, and survive solely on their value as fine poetry. One of her best-known books is titled “Motorcycle Betrayal Poems”. “Waiting for the King of Spain” was originally published in 1976; presented here is the 1980 Third Printing, issued by Black Sparrow Press. It is a handsome trade paperback. The perceptive reader should be well-rewarded with the insights communicated by Diane Wakoski.