Today's poem is "My Snake"

from The Seattle Review

David Wagoner has published seventeen books of poetry, most recently Good Morning and Good Night (University of Illinois Press, 2005), and ten novels, one of which, The Escape Artist, was made into a movie by Francis Ford Coppola. He was chancellor of the Academy of American Poets for twenty-three years. He edited Poetry Northwest from 1966 to its end in 2002 and is professor emeritus of English at the University of Washington.

All the poems by David Wagoner that have appeared on Verse Daily:
August 7, 2007:   "Free Fall" " At first he's making better and better time..."
December 19, 2005:   "The Elephant's Graveyard" " Their huge gray shapes were trudging up a trail..."
June 16, 2003:  "The Son of a Carpenter" "He knew the shapes and the gnarled persuasions..."

Books by David Wagoner: Mad Hat, Good Morning and Good Night, The House of Song, Traveling Light, Walt Whitman Bathing, Through the Forest, Collected Poems: 1956-1976, The Road to Many a Wonder, Straw for the Fire, Baby Come on Inside, The Nesting Ground, a Book of Poems, Rock, Sleeping in the Woods, The Hanging Garden, The Escape Artist, Staying Alive, Money Money Money, Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight?, The man in the middle, Landfall, First Light, In Broken Country, Working Against Time, A Place to Stand, Riverbed, Whole Hog, A Guide To Dungeness Spit

Other poems on the web by David Wagoner:
"On Motel Walls"
"Eating a Toad"
Two poems

About The Seattle Review:
Poets in this issue: Philip Levine, Nick Twemlow, David Wagoner, H.E. Sayeh, Forest Hamer, Jay Hopler, Susan Parr, Mark Doty, Corey Marks, Robyn Schiff, Richard Howard, Rick Barot, James Hoch, Brian Teare, Oliver Rice, Brian Lennon, B.T. Shaw, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Eunsong Kim, Simon Perchik

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