Please join us for First Saturday Poetry. December's Featured Poet is Pushcart Prize winner BJ Ward.
You may have read his
Please join us for First Saturday Poetry. December’s Featured Poet is Pushcart Prize winner BJ Ward.
You may have read his poems in his four books of poetry, heard them on NPR, read them in the New York Times or the American Poetry Review, or seen them inscribed at the Grounds for Sculpture. If so, you would have been drawn to the universal truths he finds in familiar experiences: Singing along with Roy Orbison, working at the Star Ledger newspaper, watching a Bruce Springsteen concert. The Star Ledger listed him as one of “10 Dynamic NJ Artists Not Named Springsteen,” and said about his book “Jackleg Opera,” “for anyone who thinks poetry is too remote, or can only be recited in couplets by men in pantaloons, this is the book to read. It’s as modern and real as New Jersey.”