Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Wakoski mss. II, 1984-1996, consist of the letters of poet Diane Wakoski, 1937- , to poet and magazine editor David Spicer. The letters concern submissions by Wakoski to Spicer's magazine RACCOON, as well as comments on Spicer's books and on his magazine. The November 15, 1986 letter submits her long essay on poetry which appeared in RACCOON 23/24 (10th anniversary edition). She discusses the essay and adds a three-line contributor's note for inclusion in the magazine. The letters from 1991-1992 concern the chapbook competition that Spicer wants Wakoski to judge. The May 11, 1992 letter provides a detailed critique of the poetry books submitted.

A detailed list of the dates of the letters follows this description.

Purchase. Chloe's Books. Loomis, CA 2000

Wakoski, Diane To Spicer, David
1984, Jan. 18; May 10; June 14 (postcard); Aug. 9

1985, Sept. 5

1986, July 11; Nov. 15; Dec. 16

1987, May 28; June 27; July 28

1989, May 10

1991, Aug. 24

1992, May 11, 20

1996, Aug. 2

Collection size: 16 items

Related manuscripts: Wakoski mss.

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