Literature Department Calendar
Visiting Writers Series: David Wojahn (Updated 3/11/14)
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Wednesday, March 26 (2014), Butler Board Room
Since winning the 1982 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award for Icehouse Lights, David Wojahn has published eight collections of poetry. His 2006 book, Interrogation Palace: New and Selected Poems 1982-2004, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won the O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library. Wojahn's most recent collection, World Tree, was awarded the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize by the Academy of American Poets. Linda Gregerson writes: "World Tree is a book of consummate vision and artistry. Exquisitely cadenced, politically astute, large of heart, and keen of mind, these are poems of extraordinary moral penetration....David Wojahn is working at the height of his powers." Wojahn teaches poetry at Virginia Commonwealth University and at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA in Writing Program.