Today's poem is "The Whole Facts"
from Trouble Behind Glass Doors

BkMk Press

Walter Bargen has published sixteen books of poetry and one chapbook. His poems and fictions have appeared in over one hundred magazines, including New Letters, River Styx, and A capella Zoo. He has won the William Rockhill Nelson Award, the Chester H. Jones Foundation Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. In 2008, he was appointed to be the first poet laureate of Missouri. He lives in Ashland, Missouri, with his wife, Bobette, and twenty-some cats.

Other poems by Walter Bargen in Verse Daily:
November 9, 2009:   "Days Like This Are Necessary" "Fifteen men, the beginning of a pirate's song..."

Books by Walter Bargen:

Other poems on the web by Walter Bargen:
"Ice Bound"
Three poems
"Prague Floods, 2002"
"The Bitterness of 40 Yards of Water"
Two poems
Two poems
Two poems

Walter Bargen's Website.

Walter Bargen According to Wikipedia.

About Trouble Behind Glass Doors:

"In Trouble Behind Glass Doors, Walter Bargen offers up—by way of those moments that adhere to us forever, those “trumpet vines / [that] once brushed the backs of our necks / at the zenith of a creaking arc”—a sympathetic voice to honor the land he lives on and the lives who seek its often difficult heart. Because “We never leave the places / we’ve lived. We construct and reconstruct our absences.” To this end, the poet has created a strong, lyrical, sometimes humorous testament that heeds a world we can very much, and gratefully, see."
—Gary Gildner

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