Diane Wakoski

Diane Wakoski is a poet and essayist who published her first poetry collection in 1962. So far, she has authored over 60 collections of poetry and prose and won numerous awards, including a Fulbright fellowship and a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation.

The Mechanic

‘The Mechanic’ by Diane Wakoski discusses men’s intuitive powers and the complexity of women’s hearts. The poet uses an extended metaphor comparing men to mechanics and women to the complex engines of cars. 

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