Honorable Mention, Eric Hoffer Award
Days Like This Are Necessary" includes new poems as well as highlights from the 13-book career of Walter Bargen, first poet laureate of Missouri.
About the Author
Walter Bargen has published twelve books and two chapbooks of poetry. His poems have recently appeared in the Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry East, Seattle Review, and New Letters. He has won the William Rockhill Nelson Award, the Chester H. Jones Foundation Prize, and a National Endowment for the Art Fellowship. In 2008, he was appointed to be the first poet laureate of Missouri. He lives in Ashland, Missouri, with his wife, Bobette, twenty cats, and one dog.
Coming in November Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by Enid Shomer Sweet Herbaceous Miracle is absolutely gorgeous writing. Attentive language, rich, provocative scenes with painterly...
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