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Vivian Wagner

Vivian Wagner Vivian Wagner is an associate professor of English at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio. Her work has appeared in Muse/A Journal, Forage Poetry Journal, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Creative Nonfiction, The Atlantic, The Ilanot Review, Silk Road Review, Zone 3, and other publications.  She's also the author of a memoir, Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel-Kensington), and a poetry collection, The Village (Kelsay Books).


Vivian's microchap & selected poem are available below. 

Origami Microchap

Selected Poem(s)



Vivian Wagner CVR MAKING 2018  

Cover art: Girl Playing in Mud

by Vivian Wagner



On Drawing a Wine Glass
Filled with Water

Graphite on a page gives
an illusion of clear,
the feeling a glass lives
in its own space, dear
enough, close enough
to touch. It fades,
though, disappears, a rough
approximation, made
of erasures and lines,
shading and sparks,
a magician’s fine
attempt, a lark.
This, the only hope of art.
This, a start.

Vivian Wagner © 2018