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May 2001




Richard Wakefield









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A Boy's Work


Richard Wakefield lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and their two daughters. He teaches American literature at Tacoma Community College and the University of Washington Tacoma, and is the poetry critic for the Seattle Times. His poetry has appeared in Seattle Review, Atlanta Review, Light, Hellas, The Formalist, Tampa Review, and others. His articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in American Literature, Sewanee Review, Light, Midwest Quarterly, and others.

“A Boy’s Work” grew out of a story he heard while working on a farm in Sherman Country, Oregon, east of the Cascade Mountains. He has also worked on farms in the Oregon Coast Range and now is a frequent visitor to a ranch in the North Cascades of Washington State.




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