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Holding Ground
Bruce Willard

Stahlecker Selections

Four Way
2013 • 88 pp. 6 x 9"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-935536-28-4

Rich in the language of American music and New England scenery, these poems teach us about life’s journey

Often rooted in nature, the poems in Holding Ground are written from a precipice, in the space of a quiet whisper before the howl of the approaching storm: “Let’s look for shelter,” he says. The effect is an atmosphere of yearning, and of searching to understand the simple as well as the difficult moments in a life.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“Bruce Willard writes with balanced—and earned—accuracy from the heart of his experience….” —Sven Birkerts

“…Willard’s poems articulate ordinary and difficult moments to strike the genuine pitch of what it means to be fully alive.”—Afaa Michael Weaver

“These quietly powerful poems are the thoughts and visions of a man broken open…who endures his own heart…”—Dorianne Laux

An ex-disc jockey and forklift operator, BRUCE WILLARD currently oversees several clothing catalog businesses and lives with his wife and three children in Southern California and Mid Coast Maine.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:18:40 -0500