David Wagoner


David Wagoner has published seventeen books of poems, most recently The House of Song (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2002), 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, has been nominated twice for the National Book Award, and has won the Zabel Prize, the Blumenthal- Leviton-Blonder Prize, the Eunice Tietjens Prize, the English-Speaking Union Prize, the Levinson Prize, and the Union League Prize of Poetry (Chicago), and the William Stafford Memorial Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers. He was a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets for 23 years. He has taught at the University of Washington since 1954 and was the editor of Poetry Northwest till its end in 2002.

His poem "A Professor's Slow Progress" appears in Square Lake Number Two.


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