Canticle for Xmas Eve

David Wagoner has published nineteen books of poems—most recently After the Point of No Return (Copper Canyon Press, 2012)—and ten novels, including The Escape Artist (1965), which Francis Ford Coppola made into a movie in 1982. Winner of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and many other honors, he was a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets for twenty-three years, edited Poetry Northwest from 1966 to 2002, and is professor emeritus of English at the University of Washington. He teaches in the low-residency MFA program of the Whidbey Island Writers Workshop.

The Falklands, and a Death Foretold

on Literature at the Barricades: The American Writer in the 1930’S by Ralph F. Bogardus, Fred Hobson

on The Siege: The First Eight Years of an Autistic Child with an Epilogue, Fifteen Years Later by Clara Claiborne Park

on Season of the Strangler by Madison Jones

on Pursuing Melville, 1940-1980: Chapters and Essays by Merton M. Sealts, Jr.

on The Book Known as Q: A Consideration of Shakespeare’s Sonnets by Robert Giroux

Documenting Environmental Design Arts (on The Georgia Catalog: Historic American Buildings Survey, A Guide to the Architecture of the State by John Linley; Landmark Homes of Georgia, 1733-1983: 250 Years of Architecture, Interiors and Gardens by Van Jones Martin, William Robert Mitchell, Jr.)

Stages of Reality: The Mind/Body Problem in Contemporary Poetry (on Selected Poems by Mark Strand; Selected Poems by Galway Kinnell; & PM/AM: New and Selected Poems by Linda Pastan)