From the Introduction:
"La Baie des Anges is in beautiful black and white that won't make you regret the lack of color. It is an existentialist film but one that doesn't seem dated. The romance is not gaudy it's believable both about gambling and about love. Since gambling and love are two reasons for excitement two activities that teach us about ourselves and two misunderstood human diversions it seems that this film offers so much. THE BAY OF ANGELS of course is a place but to me it's where I'd like to drown with angels all around me holding cards and offering me poker chips should I ever have to die that way."
Diane Wakoski who was born in Southern California and educated at UC Berkeley lived and began her poetry career in New York City from 1960-1973. She has earned her living as a book store clerk a junior high school teacher in Manhattan a library story-teller a Visiting Writer and for ten years on-the-road by giving poetry readings on college campuses. She served as Poet in Residence at Michigan State University from 1975 until she retired 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.