David Wagoner

(5 June 1926 / Massillon, Ohio)

David Wagoner
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David Russell Wagoner is an American poet who has written many poetry collections and ten novels. Two of his books have been nominated for National Book Awards.

Early Life

Born in Massillon, Ohio and raised in Whiting, Indiana from the age of seven, Wagoner attended Pennsylvania State University where he was a member of Naval ROTC and graduated in three years. He received an M.A. in English from the Indiana University in 1949 and has taught at the University of Washington since 1954 on the suggestion of friend and fellow poet Theodore Roethke.


Wagoner was editor of Poetry Northwest from 1966 to 2002 and his play An Eye For An Eye For An Eye ... more »

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  • Rookie Mary Mitchell (7/27/2012 4:43:00 PM)

    I'd love to see Lost on here!

  • Rookie Mo. (6/14/2007 3:30:00 PM)

    I saw you on the cover of 'poetry.com'
    Congratulations on your past winning!
    Great Job!

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