New Poem by David C. Ward

Mr. Casaubon Regrets

 “You’d rather read a book than talk to me.”
                                                -- ex-wife to the author

 “It’s nothing personal, my dear,
But books are always different
And you’re not.”

David C Ward
David C. Ward is an historian at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian institution where he has curated exhibitions on Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, and 2010’s award winning “Hide/Seek. Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.” His poetry has been published in PN Review and other venues; his little collection Internal Difference was published by Lintott/Carcanet in 2011.
On October 12, 2012, Ward will open “Poetic Likeness. Modern American Poets” at the Portrait Gallery. It surveys American poetry from Whitman and Pound to the mid-1970s. Further information including a website on the exhibition can be found at .