Other literary forms
Although Bruce Weigl (WI-gehl) has published primarily poetry, he also translated poetry from the Vietnamese—Poems from Captured Documents (1994; with Thanh Nguyen) and Mountain River: Vietnamese Poetry from the Wars, 1945-1995 (1998; with Nguyen Ba Chung and Kevin Bowen)—and Romanian, Liliana Ursu’s Angel Riding a Beast (1998; with the author). Weigl’s translations make available poems that are not readily accessible to the common reader. Weigl has spoken of how pervasive poetry is in Southeast Asia; reading the Vietnamese perspective provides a fuller picture of the impact of the war. In addition, Weigl has written several volumes of criticism, including The Giver of Morning: On Dave Smith (1982), The Imagination as Glory: The Poetry of James Dickey (1984; with T. R. Hummer), and Charles Simic: Essays on the Poetry (1996), as well as a memoir, The Circle of Hahn: A Memoir (2000).