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Today's poem is "Onstage"

from Cimarron Review

David Wagoner has published 17 books of poems, most recently, Goodmorning and Goodnight (University of Illinois Press, 2005) and ten novels, one of which, The Escape Artist, was made into a movie by Francis Ford Coppola. He won the Lilly Prize in 1991 and has won six yearly prizes from Poetry (Chicago). He was a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets for 23 years. He has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and twice for the National Book Award. He edited Poetry Northwest from 1966 to its end in 2002. He is professor emeritus of English at the University of Washington.

All the poems by David Wagoner that have appeared on Verse Daily:
January 24, 2008:   "Being a Model" "An old friend said if I didn't have anything..."
September 21, 2007:   "My Snake" " By the railroad tracks, on cinders..."
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

David Wagoner according to Wikipedia.

Cimarron Review * 205 Morrill Hall * English Department * Oklahoma State University * Stillwater, OK 74078
Poetry Editors: Lisa Lewis * Ai * Alfred Corn

Other poems from Cimarron Review in Verse Daily:
August 13, 2008:   "The Injured Thumb" by Alberto RŪos
August 11, 2008:   "An Old Story" by Richard Hoffman
May 10, 2008:   "Tremble" by Marc McKee
February 14, 2008:   "Onstage" by Nicole Walker
February 13, 2008:   "One Body" by Yerra Sugarman
December 8, 2007:   "To the Future" by Lynn Levin
September 6, 2007:   "Starting Small" by Carrie Fountain
September 5, 2007:   "I Want to Live in a Paper House" by Sharon Black
September 4, 2007:   "The Pitch" by Patty Seburn
July 29, 2007:   "In My Next Life" by Noah Michelson
July 27, 2007:   "Studies for a Portrait of a Father and Son" by Richard Lyons
March 23, 2007:   "Nocturne" by Nate Pritts
November 22, 2006:   "19 Chopin Waltzes" by Emily Fragos
November 19, 2006:   "Waves" by Grace Schulman
July 30, 2006:   "Shirley DeLis" by Martin Pousson
July 25, 2006:   "Work Horse" by Kathryn Maris
March 23, 2006:   "The Mystery of Pigeons Feeding in December" by Paul Benton
March 15, 2006:   "Detour, Missouri" by Chad Parmenter
November 3, 2005:   "A Catechism" by James Crizer
November 1, 2005:   "My Personal Theory of Evolution" Richard Cecil
October 31, 2005:   "In Fall" Doretta Wildes
July 9, 2005:   "Sestina Inviting My Sister to Become a Pirate" by Sandra Beasley
January 9, 2005:  "Love Poem" by Rebecca Aronson
January 8, 2005:  "Ghazal" by Mimi Khalvati
July 4, 2004:  "Morning Drive to Ijamsville" by Elizabeth Rees
March 21, 2004:  "Starlings in the Bakery" by Jason Roush
March 18, 2004:  "Displacement" by Constantine Contogenis
March 16, 2004:  "He became a poet because he could not fly" by Adam Penna
July 21, 2003:  "Written By Pavlovís Few, Sad, Last Surviving Dogs" by Susanna Roxman

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