“Willard’s poems articulate… 
the genuine pitch of what it means to be fully alive.”

-Afaa Michael Weaver


Bruce Willard is an American poet. His poems have appeared in “African American Review,” “Agni Online,” NPR’s “Writer’s Almanac”, “Harvard Review,” “Ploughshares”,  “Salamander,”   “5 A.M.” and numerous other publications. His first collection of poems, Holding Ground, was published by Four Way Books (NYC) in 2013. Violent Blues, his second book is due out in 2016 from Four Way Books.