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Author: Walter Bargen

Walter Bargen has published 24 books of poetry. Recent books include: THE FEAST (BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2004), DAYS LIKE THIS ARE NECESSARY (BkMk Press at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, 2009), TROUBLE BEHIND GLASS DOORS (BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2013), Too Quick for the Living (Moon City Press, 2017), My Other Mother's Red Mercedes (Lamar University Press, 2018), Until Next Time (Singing Bone Press, 2019), and POLE DANCING IN THE NIGHTCLUB OF GOD (Red Mountain Press, 2020). His awards include: a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Chester H. Jones Foundation Award, and the William Rockhill Nelson Award. He was appointed the first poet laureate of Missouri (2008-2009). He studied philosophy and anthropology at the University of Missouri, receiving a BA in Philosophy and a Masters in English Education. He currently lives outside Ashland, Missouri, on eleven acres of reclaimed pasture where he feeds a rowdy gang of raccoons, too many feral cats that have decided a bowl of food is enough to declare themselves tame, and all the usual birds: cardinals, mourning doves, humming birds, and many more.

DAYS LIKE THIS ARE NECESSARY: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
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DAYS LIKE THIS ARE NECESSARY: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS

BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Poetry. 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. Kevin Prufer writes in his foreword to the book, "His work is technically sophisticated, rhythmi...

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THE FEAST
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THE FEAST

BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Poetry. Writer Debra Di Blasi calls The Feast, "a work of subversive genius, particularly relevant to today's political and cultural climate." Bargen calls this latest work a prose poem sequence, meaning a collection that has the energy, rhythm, and...

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Pole Dancing in the Night Club of God
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Pole Dancing in the Night Club of God

Red Mountain Press

Poetry. Every story is at heart a theft from what was previously told and written. Each time the story is shared something changes, something is new, something is lost, something in our view of who we are is unsettled and unsettles the present day a...

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Trouble Behind Glass Doors
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Trouble Behind Glass Doors

BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Poetry. The book's poems detail rewards, challenges, and disappointments of life, especially in Missouri and the Midwest, as well as meditations on Midwestern nature and geography and on the ironies of the poet's place in contemporary culture. "The ...

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