For The Week magazine he named his best books. One title on the list:
Song of Napalm: Poems by Bruce Weigl (Atlantic Monthly, $11).Read about another book on Rabe's list.
Weigl served with the 1st Air Cavalry in Vietnam. Whether he writes of events on the ground, or in the haunted space of aftermath he carried with him, his poems here and in What Saves Us convey a fierce, visceral immediacy that is strangely meditative.