Lyle Daggett

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About me

Gender Male
Occupation Poet
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Introduction I've been writing poems for 48 years. Seven books of poems published; the most recent one is All Through the Night: New and Selected Poems (Red Dragonfly Press, 2013). Several other manuscripts completed and some more in progress. Some poems, translations, essays, book reviews, etc., in magazines and anthologies over the years. My political activities started with a speech against the Vietnam War in my 9th grade English class. Have worked at various day jobs, mostly in large corporate offices talking on the phone and typing on computers. I've lived in Minneapolis most of my life. In spite of sporadic indications to the contrary, history is not over yet. For this reason I continue to have hope. I continue to believe in the future.
Interests Poetry, Left-Wing Politics, Literature, Art, Photography, Film, History, Labor History
Favorite Movies Z (dir. by Costa-Gavras), Dr. Strangelove, Julia, The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, Manhattan, Rhapsody in August (Kurosawa), The Ice Storm, Return of the Secaucus 7, Bagdad Cafe, The Moderns, Ghost in the Shell, The Company (Neve Campbell and Malcolm McDowell), Insignificance, Romeo and Juliet (1968 dir. Zeffirelli), The Third Man
Favorite Music Joni Mitchell, The Doors, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, B.B. King, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, Odetta, Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, Laura Nyro, Simon and Garfunkel, Mikis Theodorakis, Mason Williams, Sharon Isbin, Julian Bream, Tori Amos, Alanis Morissette, Bjork, Pink Martini, Paul Butterfield, Beausoleil, Wu Man, Folk music field recordings
Favorite Books Thomas McGrath, Sharon Doubiago, Federico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Neruda, Kenneth Rexroth (his own poems and his translations), Yosano Akiko, Tu Fu, Sappho, Etheridge Knight, Zoe Anglesey, Anya Achtenberg, Joy Harjo, Miroslav Holub, Tomas Transtromer, Martin Espada, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Barbara Jane Reyes, Erika T. Wurth, Bert Meyers, John Berger, Njal's Saga, Illusion and Reality (C. Caudwell), How the Steel Was Tempered (N. Ostrovsky)

Oscillate my metallic sonatas with your plan for the Panama canal:

U.S. out of Iraq and Afghanistan now!