David Wojahn

David Wojahn’s most recent collection of poetry, For the Scribe, appeared from the Pitt Poetry Series in 2017. His previous collection, World Tree (Pittsburgh, 2011), was the winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. He teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University and in the low-residency MFA in Writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Sept/Oct 2015

Devotion and Witness

By David Wojahn

Before the Door of Cod: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry, Jay Hopler and Kimberly Johnson, eds. Yale University Press, 2013.425 pp. $35.00. Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English 1500-2001. […]

Spring 2008

By Increments

By David Wojahn

The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems 1972-2007. By Albert Goldbarth. St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 2007. 370 pp. $26.00, hardcover. The Corpse Flower: New and Selected Poems. By Bruce […]

Fall 2005

Dithyramb and Lamentation

By David Wojahn

Its walls were breached; the people groan… In its boulevards, where feasts were celebrated, scattered they lay… What power have we now against the deluge? —Lamentation on Ur I. PHOTO […]

Winter 2000


By David Wojahn

             Valley of the Kings, 1997 First, destroy the face. The hands   & sandaled feet—blunt them as well.  & within the ochre-daubed cartouche, chisel to smithereens the great floating eye   of […]

Summer 1998

Survivalist Selves

By David Wojahn

Black Zodiac by Charles Wright. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1997. 85 pages. $19.00, hardcover. Loose Sugar by Brenda Hillman. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press, 1997. 115 pages. $12.95, […]

Summer 1996

The Shades

By David Wojahn

I.Peter at the Psychological Clinic, 1908 That Peter lit a cigarette was evidenceof a something-like-human intelligence. He’d dressed himself, and laced his roller skates,donned a child’s tuxedo and             a starched […]