We’re very pleased to welcome Missouri’s first Poet Laureate, Walter Bargen, to Skylark. Walter will be reading from his new book of poems, MY OTHER MOTHER’S RED MERCEDES, on Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Walter Bargen has published many books of poetry. His most recent books are: Days Like This Are Necessary: New & Selected Poems (2009), Endearing Ruins (2012), Trouble Behind Glass Doors (2013), Quixotic (2014), Gone West (2014), and Too Quick for the Living (2017). He was appointed the first poet laureate of Missouri (2008-2009). His awards include a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship (1991), Prose Award from Quarter After Eight (1996), the Hanks Prize (1996), the Chester H. Jones Foundation prize (1997), the William Rockhill Nelson Award (2005), Short Fiction Award– A cappella Zoo (2011). His poems, essays, and stories have appeared in over 200 magazines.
Books will be available for purchase and signing by Walter after the event.