Tony Hoagland

Tony Hoagland (1953 - Present)

Tony Hoagland is the author of three volumes of poetry: Sweet Ruin, winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry, Donkey Gospel, winner of the James Laughlin Award of The Academy of American Poets, and What Narcissism Means to Me.

He has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment on the Arts, and the Academy of Arts and Letters. His poems and essays about poetry have appeared widely; he currently teaches in the graduate writing program of the University of Houston and in the Warren Wilson MFA program.

Analysis, meaning and summary of the poem by Tony Hoagland


  1. Tiffany says:

    This is one of my favorite poems in this book. The corner is dog-eared and the margin filled with notes. I’ve probably read it fifty times and I grow to enjoy it more with each read.

  2. ashley ball says:

    great poem but don’t tell us what is going on let people start gessing than you for sharing your poem thank you
    your friend,

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