David Wojahn is the author of nine poetry collections, most recently For the Scribe(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017). A new volume of his essays on poetry, From the Valley of Making, was published by University of Michigan Press in 2015. His collection Interrogation Palace: New and Selected Poems, 1982–2004 (Pittsburgh), was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won the Folger Shakespeare Library’s O. B. Hardison Award. Among his numerous awards and honors are an Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, residencies from the Yaddo and McDowell colonies, three Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council. He teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University and in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. (updated 10/2017)
Wojahn’s “My Father’s Soul Departing” (AGNI 76) was reprinted in Best American Poetry 2014.