blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2018  Vol. 17 No. 1
David Wojahn

David Wojahn is the author of nine collections of poetry, including three from University of Pittsburgh Press: For the Scribe (2017); World Tree (2011), which received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets, the Library of Virginia Literary Award in Poetry, and the Poets’ Prize; and Interrogation Palace: New and Selected Poems 1982–2004 (2006), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library. Wojahn has also produced two books of essays on contemporary poetry, most recently From the Valley of Making (University of Michigan Press, 2015). A John Simon Guggenheim fellow, he has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Carole Weinstein Prize in Poetry, and an Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, among others. He is professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and faculty member of the MFA program at the Vermont College of the Fine Arts.  end