~ poet / critic ~

A Vertical Mile

A Vertical Mile

— Poems by Richard Wakefield
(with a Foreword by David Sanders)

Second full-length collection of original poetry from Richard Wakefield now available from Able Muse Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Foyles, and other online and offline bookstores worldwide.


richard wakefield - writer, editor, poet, critic and translator

Richard Wakefield

(1952, Renton, Washington)

I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1983.  My dissertation (long out of print), published by Peter Lang Publishing under the title “Robert Frost and the Opposing Lights of the Hour,” is a study of Frost’s use of conflict and tension both in his subject matter and in his versification. 

Since 1985 I have taught American Literature full time at Tacoma Community College and ....