David Wagoner Quotes

Did Johnny look flashy? Yes, his white-on-white shirt and tie were luminous. His trousers were creased like knives to the tops of his shoes And his yellow straw hat came down to his dark glasses.
David Wagoner (b. 1926), U.S. poet. The Shooting of John Dillinger outside the Biograph Theater, July 22, 1934 (l. 61-64). . . Rattle Bag, The; an Anthology of Poetry. Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes, comps. (1982) Faber and Faber.
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he lay down with those strange women, his face in the alley, One shoe off, cinders in his mouth, his eyelids heavy. When they shouted questions at him, he talked back to nobody.
David Wagoner (b. 1926), U.S. poet. The Shooting of John Dillinger outside the Biograph Theater, July 22, 1934 (l. 83-86). . . Rattle Bag, The; an Anthology of Poetry. Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes, comps. (1982) Faber and Faber.
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