Wor-Wic Community College is honored to host writer W. D. Ehrhart as part of the college’s 2018-2019 “Year of the Arts” celebration.
Poet and writer W. D. Ehrhart is a Marine Corps veteran who featured prominently in the recent Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary The Vietnam War . A Master Teacher of English and History at the Haverford School in suburban Philadelphia, his most recent books are Praying at the Altar (new poems) and W. D. Ehrhart in Conversation(collected interviews), both published in 2017. The recipient of the President’s Medal from Veterans for Peace, an Excellence in the Arts award from Vietnam Veterans of America, and fellowships from the Pew Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, his writing has appeared in hundreds of publications ranging from the New York Times and American Poetry Review to Reader’s Digest and the New Hampshire Gazette.
The influence of Ehrhart’s encounter with the Vietnam War can be readily seen in his writing, but though he is known primarily as a “Vietnam War poet,” in fact his subject matter ranges far and wide. His wife and daughter are major sources of inspiration for his poetry, and his poems reflect his respect for nature, his love of friends, his active engagement with the world around him, and his consternation at the human condition.
This event is free and open to the public as part of the 9th Annual Echoes & Visions Reading Series. It is made possible by the generous funding provided by the Arts & Humanities Department and a grant from Maryland Humanities.
|When||Friday, October 26, 2018 7:00 PM—8:30 PM|