David Wagoner: Prolific Poet and Novelist of the Pacific Northwest

From a New York Times obit by Neil Genzlinger headlined “David Wagoner, Prolific Poet of the Northwest, Is Dead at 96”:

David Wagoner, a leading figure in poetry circles, especially in the Pacific Northwest, who turned a keen eye on nature, his childhood and numerous other subjects in more than 20 volumes published across half a century, died on Dec. 18 in Edmonds, Wash.

Mr. Wagoner, who taught for decades at the University of Washington, also wrote novels, one of which, “The Escape Artist” (1965), about a teenage magician, was turned into a 1982 movie starring Griffin O’Neal. But he was best known for poetry. In 1991 he won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, one of the most prestigious in the field.