A Reading by Poet Bruce Weigl
Introduction by Hugh Martin
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Reading and Booksigning, 7:45 p.m.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Stage 2 Theatre
7374 East 2nd St., Scottsdale
Bruce Weigl is the author, editor, translator or co-translator of over twenty books of poetry, criticism, and memoir, including three poetry collections—What Saves Us, Sweet Lorain, and After the Others. Weigl has also translated widely from the Vietnamese, and has had his own work translated into several languages and published in Viet Nam, Asia, Europe, and South and Central America. His most recent poetry collection is Declension in the Village of Chung Luong (2006). His book Song of Napalm (1988) was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Weigl is past president of the Associated Writing Programs, chaired the judging panel in poetry for the National Book Award, and in 2006 received the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry. In 2010 Weigl received the Peace Medal from the Vietnamese Writers Association. He is Distinguished Professor in Arts and Humanities at Lorain County Community College in Ohio where he teaches poetry and directs the Creative Writing Institute.
Part of the The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing's Distinguished Visiting Writers Series.