Arthur Vogelsang


Arthur Vogelsang
Photo by Judith Vogelsang
Arthur Vogelsang was born in Baltimore and has lived there and in New York City, Iowa City, Wichita, Philadelphia, Paris, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, places he has been employed variously as a teacher (University of Redlands, University of Southern California, University of Nevada, Wichita State University, the Kansas Arts Commission, University of Iowa) and as an editor ( The American Poetry Review, 1973 - 2006). His books of poetry are A Planet (Holt, 1983), Twentieth Century Women (University of Georgia Press, 1988), which was selected by John Ashbery for the Contemporary Poetry Series, Cities and Towns, (University of Massachusetts Press, 1996), which received the Juniper Prize, and Left Wing of a Bird (Sarabande, 2003), with numerous appearances in anthologies such as The Best American Poetry (Scribner), The Pushcart Prize, The New Breadloaf Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, and American Hybrid (W. W. Norton & Co.) The recipient of a California Arts Council fellowship and three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in poetry, Vogelsang's Expedition: New and Selected Poems is forthcoming from Ashland Poetry Press.

Ploughshares articles by this author:

Title Section Season
Rue Replique Poetry Winter 1990-91
Swollen Haiku Poetry Winter 1990-91
Character Poetry Winter 1990-91
Kern County Poetry Spring 1989
Skip Tracers Poetry Spring 1989
My Shoes Poetry Spring 1974
The Night Poetry Spring 1974
A Little Crazy Poetry Spring 1974

Books by the Author:

A Planet ( May 1988 , Paperback)
Cities and Towns ( October 1996 , Paperback)
Left Wing of a Bird ( October 2003 , Hardcover)
Left Wing of a Bird ( October 2003 , Paperback)
Twentieth Century Women ( May 1988 , Hardcover)



This bio was last updated on 02/09/2010.