My Other Mother's Red Mercedes

My Other Mother's Red Mercedes

by Walter Bargen

These poems are an intimate look into the lives of an elderly mother living with dementia. They explore the nature of grief, caretaking, and loss in an honest, heartfelt, yet surprisingly unsentimental manner. The poems are accessible, powerful, and masterfully crafted for their use of precise imagery, narrative power, and emotional depth. 

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About the Author

Walter Bargen

Walter Bargen was appointed Missouri’s first poet laureate in 2008. He received a B.A. in philosophy and an M.A. in English education from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Bargen is the author of more than a dozen collections of poetry, including Days Like This Are Necessary: New and Selected Poems (2009).