Outside Quang Tri City, 1968

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I’m watching out the window the cat stalk the robin pulling up worms don’t say a word so I must be complicit when you fire into the dark trees when you fire round after round into the dark trees without knowing who hides there until we stop.

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Bruce Weigl

Bruce Weigl

Bruce Weigl’s two most recent poetry collections are The Abundance of Nothing, which was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, and On the Shores of Welcome Home, which won the Isabella Gardner Award and was published in 2019 by BOA Books, Ltd..In 2021 BOA will publish his collection Among Elms, in Ambush: Fables and Paradox.This March the Writers Association Publishing House in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, will publish his co-translation with the author of Nguyen Quang Thieu’s Slaughterhouse, a book-length poem.
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Bruce Weigl’s two most recent poetry collections are The Abundance of Nothing, which was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, and On the Shores of Welcome Home, which won the Isabella Gardner Award and was published in 2019 by BOA Books, Ltd.. In 2021 BOA will publish his collection Among Elms, in Ambush: Fables and Paradox. This March the Writers Association Publishing House in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, will publish his co-translation with the author of Nguyen Quang Thieu’s Slaughterhouse, a book-length poem.