Today's poem is "Elegy for the Dead, Whom I Love"
from The Abundance of Nothing

Triquarterly Books

Bruce Weigl’s previous collections include After the Others (1999), Sweet Lorain (1996), and What Saves Us (1992), all published by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press. His poetry, essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in such magazines and journals as The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Harper’s. Weigl has been awarded the Pushcart Prize, fellowships at Bread Loaf and Yaddo, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Books by Bruce Weigl :

Other poems on the web by Bruce Weigl:
Eight poems
"The Impossible"
Three poems
"When I'm Gone"
"Snowy Egret"
Five poems

Bruce Weigl according to Wikipedia.

About The Abundance of Nothing:

"This collection is shaped by a seer fully initiated in the affairs of the heart and mind, physically and metaphysically, always guiding the reader through a maze of instructive paths, always gazing into the hellish, heavenly mechanics of life and death, but never forgetting to evoke compassion.... Personal, universal, and pastoral, this great American poet always connects—whether the heart or the mind, the real or the imagined."
—Yusef Komunyakaa

"Courageous, insistent, expressing both conviction and doubt, Bruce Weigl's new poems of war and Ohio open up ideas and feelings at the edge of what one can grasp. His focus is dilemmas of awareness—of suffering and of the sheer wonder of survival. He writes of mortality and of blessedness, of violence and of a reverence for peace and calm. Over his long and extraordinary artistic career, Weigl has remained responsive to ceaseless change, and in this book, too, he finds, as he has always done, language for our full inhabiting of life—no matter what."
—Reginald Gibbons

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