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Days Like This Are Necessary

New & Selected Poems

by Walter Bargen

Price: $15.95, 224 pages

ISBN: 9781886157705, 2009

 

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.

Interview with Walter Bargen.

 

Published 2009

 
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