In Too Quick for the Living, Walter Bargen adds his poetry to the Missouri Authors Series with a resounding rollick of a collection. Poems included range from a quiet look at people and places left behind to an outright celebration of survivor-hood with a sprinkling of pop culture icons to show the way. Over all, the collection pleases the senses before the abrupt realization that even though the poems are "More Moses than Neil Young," as Young would say, Something is happening here even if what it is ain't exactly clear.
About the Author
Walter Bargen has published 19 books of poetry including Days Like This Are Necessary: New & Selected Poems, Endearing Ruins/Liebenswerte Ruinen, Trouble Behind Glass Doors, and Gone West/Ganz Im Westen. His awards include the Chester H. Jones Foundation prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the William Rockhill Nelson Award. He was appointed the first poet laureate of Missouri (2008-2009) and is the first poet included in Moon City Press's Missouri Authors Series.
Published by Moon City Press, 2017. Paperback, 78 pages.