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Walter Bargen

Walter Bargen has published twelve books and two chapbooks of poetry. His poems have recently appeared in the Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry East, Seattle Review, and New Letters. He has won the William Rockhill Nelson Award, the Chester H. Jones Foundation Prize, and a National Endowment for the Art Fellowship. In 2008, he was appointed to be the first poet laureate of Missouri. He lives in Ashland, Missouri, with his wife, Bobette, twenty cats, and one dog. His website is www.walterbargen.com.