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My Papa's Waltz

My Papa's Waltz


by Theodore Roethke

My Papa's Waltz Resources



A brief biography on Roethke, plus some of his poems.

The Poetry Foundation

Roethke bio and selected poems.

Modern American Poetry

Info about the poet and analysis of his work by a variety of literary critics.


How To Waltz
If you want to pick up the dance yourself, here's how!


"My Papa's Waltz" Read Aloud

Roethke reads his work.

Roethke Audio Tracks

Several other Roethke poems read aloud.


Roethke Profile

Photograph from poets.org.

Roethke Standing

Roethke standing around, looking somber.


The Collected Poems
Every poem Roethke ever wrote.

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