The VPR Poem of the Week is Pam Bernard’s “War Work,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2009 issue (Volume X, Number 2) of Valparaiso Poetry Review.
Pam Bernard’s three collections of poetry include My Own Hundred Doors (Bright Hill Press), Across the Dark (Main Street Rag Press), and Blood Garden: an elegy for Raymond (Turning Point Books). She also has had poems published in various literary journals, such as Prairie Schooner, Spoon River Review, and TriQuarterly. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing, two Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowships in Poetry, and a MacDowell Fellowship. Bernard is an adjunct professor at the New Hampshire Institute for Art.
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