Walt Whitman Bathing

Overview

When David Wagoner's last collection, Through the Forest: New and Selected Poems, was published, Harold Bloom noted that Wagoner's "study of American nostalgias is as eloquent and moving as that of James Wright, and like Wright's poetry carries on some of the deepest currents in American verse." The same could be said of Walt Whitman Bathing, in which Wagoner's poems range from the lyric to the satiric, the elegiac to the transcendental, the autobiographical to the visionary. ...
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Overview

When David Wagoner's last collection, Through the Forest: New and Selected Poems, was published, Harold Bloom noted that Wagoner's "study of American nostalgias is as eloquent and moving as that of James Wright, and like Wright's poetry carries on some of the deepest currents in American verse." The same could be said of Walt Whitman Bathing, in which Wagoner's poems range from the lyric to the satiric, the elegiac to the transcendental, the autobiographical to the visionary.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252065705
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: Illinois Poetry Series
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

The Pink Boy 3
The Laughing Boy 5
Dizzy 7
The First Day 8
My Father Laughing in the Chicago Theater 9
My Passenger 11
Homecoming 14
My Mother and Father 16
Come with Me 18
My Vision 20
Walking around the Block with a Three-Year-Old 24
A Woman Photographing Holsteins 25
At the Mouth of a Creek 27
Walt Whitman Bathing 31
Elegy for a Secret Agent 33
The Rosebush 34
Love Still Has Something of the Sea 36
Deportment for Young Gentlemen 37
A Young Woman Trying on a Victorian Hat 39
Old Men Going to Bed 40
Let Us Put You in Your Dream Car 41
The Padded Cell 42
Blindman 43
Bear 47
Taming a Bear 49
Gray Fox in a Roadside Zoo 52
A Pair of Barn Owls, Hunting 53
For a Woman Who Phoned Poetry Northwest Thinking It Was Poultry Northwest 54
Living with Snakes 55
Clancy the Burro's First Day in Heaven 57
Thresholds 60
For a Hedge of Wild Roses 61
For the Young Vine Maples 62
Young Willow 64
For a Young Shield Fern 65
Mapmaking 69
On a Mountainside 71
By a Waterfall 74
On the Plains 75
In a Pasture 77
By a River 79
In the Woods 81
On the Forest Floor 84
In a Field of Wildflowers 86
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