The poetry of H. D. Wagener has been written from several perspectives, including the skeptical Western scientist. an expatriate from the old South, an emigrant to Maine, and a long-term student of a Hindu age. Now, he presents this new compilation, sharing his best work from previous collections, plus his inspiring new poems.
Including poems from The Entire Packet and Gleanings and Giftings, Selected and New Poems follows Wagener's evolution as he travels the eastern seaboard and experiences eye-opening life changes. Using primarily free verse, Wagener provides his wisdom on man and man's relation to physical and spiritual reality.
The collection is eclectic, and follows a broad range of themes and subjects, from academic or metaphysical to the fate of Jews in Nazi Germany. In the midst of this, he travels to his own memory of a 1954 Chevy and a lost love. Intended to entertain and enliven, Wagener's poems paint life in bright colors.