BJ Ward is the author of Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems 1990-2012, forthcoming in September, 2013, as part of the IO Poetry Series (North Atlantic Books). His other books areGravedigger's Birthday, 17 Love Poems with No Despair, and Landing in New Jersey with Soft Hands. His poems have been featured on Poetry Daily, NPR's "The Writer's Almanac," and New Jersey Network's "State of the Arts," as well as in publications such as Poetry,TriQuarterly, and Painted Bride Quarterly. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and two Distinguished Artist Fellowships from the NJ State Council on the Arts. He co-directs the Creative Writing degree program at Warren County Community College. To read more of Ward's work visit the Poetry Foundation or Painted Bride Quarterly.
Want to study with BJ Ward? At the 2013 Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, BJ will be leading two exciting, new workshops: the Algonquin-Style Poetry Workshop and one day of the Creative Writing Sampler. He will also be leading an Advanced Poetry section and available for tutorials. Click here to find out more.