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Walter Bargen

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20080516

In 2008, Missouri’s governor appointed Walter Bargen as the state’s first poet laureate. In this interview before an audience at the Kansas City Public Library, Bargen talks about the development of his poetry in his dozen books, from the early surreal imagery to the more narrative style of his award-winning collection, The Feast: Prose Poem Sequences. He also reads from his most recent books, Remedies for Vertigo and West of West.

| Subject Matter: Surreal Imagery, Narrative Style, Missouri | Interview Year: 2008 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Missouri Poet Laureate |

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