Wagoner, David

David Wagoner is the author of fifteen books of poetry including Traveling Light: Collected and New Poems (Illinois, 1999) which won the William Stafford Memorial Award. His next book, The House of Song, will appear in 2002. He has published ten novels, one of which, The Escape Artist (Ballantine, 1982), was made into a movie by Francis Ford Coppola. He has received an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, the Sherwood Anderson Award, the Fels Prize, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and has twice been nominated for the National Book Award in Poetry. A former Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets, he has been the editor of Poetry Northwest since 1966. (2001)