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Bruce Weigl

Bruce Weigl is the author of thirteen collections of poetry, most recently After the Others (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 1999), Archeology of the Circle: New and Selected Poems (Grove/Atlantic Press, 2000), The Unraveling Strangeness (Grove/Atlantic Press, 2002), and Declension in the Village of Chung Luong (Ausable Books, March 2006). He has translated poetry from the Vietnamese and the Romanian, including Poems from Captured Documents, co-translated from the Vietnamese with Nguyen Thanh (University of Massachusetts Press, 1994), Angel Riding a Beast, translated from the Romanian with the author, Liliana Ursu (Northwestern University Press, 1998), and Mountain River: Poetry from the Wars in Vietnam: 1945-1995, co-edited and co-translated with Nguyen Ba Chung and Kevin Bowen (University of Massachusetts Press, 1998). In addition he has edited or co-edited three collections of criticism, most recently Charles Simic: Essays on the Poetry (University of Michigan Press, 1996), as well as an anthology, Between the Lines: Writing on War and its Social Consequences , co-edited with Kevin Bowen (University of Massachusetts Press, 1996). His poetry, translations, essays, and reviews have appeared widely and in such forums as The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Harpers, The American Poetry Review, The Harvard Review, and The New Republic. His poetry has been translated into Vietnamese, Spanish, Bulgarian, Slovenian, Serbian, Chinese, Dutch, German and French. For his work he has been awarded the Pushcart Prize twice, an award from the Academy of American Poets, Breadloaf and Yaddo Foundation Fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts grant in poetry, The Cleveland Arts Prize, the Ohioana Poetry Prize, an award for “contributions to American Culture" from the Vietnam Veterans of America, and a Lannan Foundation Award in Poetry.  In 2003 he chaired the judging panel for the National Book Award in Poetry.  He is past president of the Associated Writing Programs.

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