David Wojahn

David Wojahn, MFA


(804) 828-4462

Anderson House, 916 W. Franklin St., room 108

Office hours: TR 9:30–11:00 and by appointment

Curriculum vitae

creative writing


  • MFA, University of Arizona, 1980
  • BA, University of Minnesota, 1977

Research Interests

  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry
  • Form and Theory of Poetry
  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry

Select Publications

Recent Books

  • For the Scribe (poetry), University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017
  • From the Valley of Making: Essays on Contemporary Poetry, University of Michigan Press, 2016
  • World Tree (poetry), University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011
  • Interrogation Palace; New and Selected Poems: 1982-2004, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006
  • Spirit Cabinet (poetry), University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002


  • Library of Virginia Book Award for Poetry, 2018 (for For the Scribe)
  • Lenore Marshall Prize for Poetry, Academy of American Poets, 2011 (for World Tree)
  • Finalist for Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 2007 (for Interrogation Palace)
  • O.B Hardison Prize for Poetry, Folger Shakespeare Library, 2007
  • John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, 2003