The Yellow Hotel

By Diane Wald
Publication Date: November 1, 2002

ISBN# 9780972348720 (6.5x8.5 88pp, paperback)

  • i feel i have entered a wide white space and you are there and not there
    there and not there
    i feel i cannot tell and i do not wish to hurt you

    Energetic, ranging, and personal, this remarkable second book from Diane Wald is an exploration of how the personal, intellectual, and poetic worlds collide.

    Finalist for the 2002 James Laughlin Award

  • Poems of specificity, longing, dream knowledge, and intelligence. Diane Wald’s poems trip you up in their speechy normalcy and take your hand and leap at you and leave you staring hard, different from the experience. A gifted ear and mind sings here.
    Hoa Nguyen

  • Diane Wald is the author of Wonderbender (1913 Press, 2011), Yellow Hotel (Verse Press, 2002), Lucid Suitcase (Red Hen Press, 1999), as well as numerous chapbooks, including faustinetta, gegenschein, trapunto (Cervena Barva Press) and Improvisations on Titles of Works by Jean Dubuffet. Her awards include a two-year fellowship in poetry from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Grolier Poetry Prize, The Denny Award, The Open Voice Award, the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, and a Massachusetts Artists Foundation grant. She works for animal welfare at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Boston.

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