NER contributor Bruce Willard has published a new poetry collection. Afaa Michael Weaver says: “In Holding Ground the poet touches the world and senses nuances in the terrain of what lives in the heart and in the mind. In a simple eloquence, Willard’s poems articulate ordinary and difficult moments to strike the genuine pitch of what it means to be fully alive. The poet celebrates our possibilities even as he knows our lives are filled with all the spirit’s dangers. The poems are clear and evocative, an elegant accomplishment.”
Bruce Willard is a Middlebury College graduate and read from his work at NER’s Middlebury College reunion reading in 2012.