David Wagoner Biography

David Wagoner Biography

David Wagoner is considered to be one of the modern American Literary Scholars and is listed in the list of profuse writers. Wagoner has been always eluded by the media glare and attention when compared with his contemporaries. Wagoner’s work has always received great appreciation and acknowledgement. He has received many prestigious literary awards for his works. Wagoner is remembered as a great writer as well as a professor.

Born: June 5, 1926 (age 88), Massillon, Ohio, United States
Movies: The Escape Artist, Sunday Town Music Project
Education: Indiana University (1949), Pennsylvania State University
Awards: Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Nominations: National Book Award for Poetry

Birth Details & Personal Biography

On June 5th 1926 in Massillon Ohio David Wagoner was born. Wagoner stayed in the city for 7 years and after that his family moved to Whiting Indiana. Wagoner served the United States Navy from the year 1944 to 1946 and during this time he also enrolled himself in the Pennsylvania State University in order to complete his graduation. From the same University Wagoner completed his post graduation in 1949. By the time Wagoner completed his PhD his love for poetry had taken some forms. The base of his poetry is the Industrial Town of Indiana. Not only settings but also the moods of verses in his poem were reflected from the base of his poem.

Career

Wagoner began his career by serving the United States Navy, later he gave way for his love of writing poems and indulged his life into that. The first time Wagoner published his collection of poetry Dry Sun Dry Wind in the year 1953. In 1954 he took the job as a teacher at the University of Washington. Wagoner next collection of Poetry A Place to Stand was published in the year 1958. Later David Wagoner served as the Editor of Poetry Northwest for almost 36 years from 1966 till 2002.  Currently Wagoner is recognised as a Poet and also as a Professor at the University of Washington.

Awards & Achievements

David Wagoner has been nominated and appreciated for his numerous works. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • David was nominated for the National Book Award for Collected Poems and he won the Pushcart Prize in 1977
  • He was nominated for National Book Award for “In Broken Country” in 1979.
  • David won the Pushcart Prize in 1983
  • He was also awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
  • Wagoner also won the Ruth Lily Poetry Prize in 1991.
  • Sherwood Anderson Foundation Fiction Award was given to Wagoner
  • David was also appreciated by Poetry Magazine and was honoured by Eunice Tjetjens Memorial and English-Speaking Union Prizes.
  • He was also honoured with the Fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Quotes

“This is what she trains for. She's excited to go.”
- David Wagner

“They don't have much New Orleans to come to right now.”
- David Wagner

“The new campus cop (UPD Officer Chris Gordon) is a very good guy.”
- David Wagner

“The federal certification process for voting machines is broken, sadly, when it comes to security. It was designed for the era of mechanical machines, and it hasn't kept up.”
- David Wagner

“I'll go anywhere in search for a caterpillar,”
- David Wagner

“does not open a massive back door allowing NSA to spy on your computer.”
- David Wagner

“It's nice to be back, be with friends ... and it's the last year of school ... hopefully it's the last year.”
- David Wagner

“She was going to assess things. She hasn't gotten into it yet. It's more like administrative set up.”
- David Wagner

“The surgery was 100 percent successful.”
- David Wagner

“The book holds memories with family, co-workers, students, friends and family vacations,”
- David Wagner

“This is going to be one of the really great mergers and I'm going to be part of it,”
- David Wagner

“It's really sad that someone could do that. To hit someone ... you know it.”
- David Wagner

“We see this concept as the first consumer ready hydrogen vehicle.”
- David Wagner

“People working on our docks for P&O were the same as those working for TTO and will be the same for the next company. They are all Americans.”
- David Wagner

“I love working with undergrads,”
- David Wagner

“It's a tempting site for hackers to hack. If they have one bug, if affects lots of people,”
- David Wagner


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