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by Bruce Weigl

Author: Bruce Weigl
Subcategory: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: Ausable Press (April 1, 2006)
Pages: 73 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.3
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Start by marking Declension in the Village of Chung Luong as Want to Read . But readers of Weigl’s past books (among them Song of Napalm, What Saves Us, The Monkey Wars) and his critically acclaimed memoir, The Circle of Hanh, will recognize the distance he has traveled

Start by marking Declension in the Village of Chung Luong as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. But readers of Weigl’s past books (among them Song of Napalm, What Saves Us, The Monkey Wars) and his critically acclaimed memoir, The Circle of Hanh, will recognize the distance he has traveled. As he himself has put it, I began to feel as if I might try to assume some kind of public voice, so that these poems feel to me as if they’re the most mature I’ve written.

After years of profound spiritual work, our most powerful poet of the Viet Nam War now turns to our potential for redemption. The book's locus is Chung Luong, birthplace of Weigl's Vietnamese daughter, Hanh, and one of the poorest and most beautiful places on earth.

The book's locus is Chung Luong, birthplace of Weigl's Vietnamese daughter, Hanh, and one of the poorest and most beautiful places on earth. That vivid contrast, between beauty and utter poverty, is what drives this book, allowing the poet to view the collapse of empire-one of the book's central themes-from a new psychic vantage

Elegiac and witty, Bruce Weigl's latest collection, DECLENSION IN THE VILLAGE OF CHUNG LUONG is equally concerned with the destruction wrought by a century of warfare and the private wreckage of the individual life as it confronts its own terminus.

Elegiac and witty, Bruce Weigl's latest collection, DECLENSION IN THE VILLAGE OF CHUNG LUONG is equally concerned with the destruction wrought by a century of warfare and the private wreckage of the individual life as it confronts its own terminus. In poems that forge consolation from clarity attenuated to the rhythms of the natural, Weigl struggles to reconcile the processes of living under the sign of death: "Plaintive evening bird song, summer half away from us. Our/ nation's Independence Day; we live inside a war"-from DECLENSION IN THE VILLAGE OF CHUNG LUONG.

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From Declension in the Village of Chung Luong (Ausable Press, 2006). Bruce Weigl is the author of The Abundance of Nothing (Triquarterly, 2012), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and several other poetry collections.

From Declension in the Village of Chung Luong (Ausable Press, 2006). Reprinted from Split This Rock’s The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database. Receive a new poem in your inbox daily. i. Snow geese in the light of morning sky, exactly at the start.

In 2006 he was awarded the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry.

Bruce Weigl (born January 27, 1949, Lorain, Ohio) is an American contemporary poet . Declension in the village of Chung Luong. ISBN 978-1-931337-31-1.

Bruce Weigl (born January 27, 1949, Lorain, Ohio) is an American contemporary poet who teaches at Lorain County Community College. Weigl enlisted in the United States Army shortly after his 18th birthday and spent three years in the service. He served in the Vietnam War from December 1967 to December 1968 and received the Bronze Star. On April 15, 2013 it was announced that Weigl's book The Abundance of Nothing was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.

Bruce Weigl (born January 27, 1949, Lorain, Ohio) is an American contemporary . com/?id -EcpTpBu8HoC&dq Bruce+Weigl&printsec frontcover.

This is a deeply spiritual book, overseen by the guardians of wandering . Bruce Weigl offers us both and more in good measure.

This is a deeply spiritual book, overseen by the guardians of wandering beings, by which we know it to be genuine, necessary and useful in lighting our wa. -Carolyn Forché. -The Journal Ultimately, Declension in the Village of Chung Luong is a celebration of the power that speech has over silence and of the solace and strength that urgent, honest, and carefully crafted writing can still offer us.

After years of profound spiritual work, our most powerful poet of the Viet Nam War now turns to our potential for redemption. The book’s locus is Chung Luong, birthplace of Weigl’s Vietnamese daughter, Hanh, and one of the poorest and most beautiful places on earth. That vivid contrast, between beauty and utter poverty, is what drives this book, allowing the poet to view the collapse of empire—one of the book’s central themes—from a new psychic vantage. While these tough, retrospective poems break into a new realm of compassion and forgiveness, they are just as steely and truth-telling as any of his earlier works, which were brilliant explorations of the damages of war and the violent potential of the human imagination.

But readers of Weigl’s past books (among them Song of Napalm, What Saves Us, The Monkey Wars) and his critically acclaimed memoir, The Circle of Hanh, will recognize the distance he has traveled. As he himself has put it, “I began to feel as if I might try to assume some kind of public voice, so that these poems feel to me as if they’re the most mature I’ve written. What drives the form is the attitude, and what drives the attitude is the particular take on diction; a kind of free-wheeling American-like regard for how words mean and how they feel in your mouth when you say them. I’ve never said the phrase ‘this is my best book ever,’ but I can say it here because I know it is and I know what it took to get there.”