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In BJ Ward's Landing in New Jersey with Soft Hands, each poem is a journey filled with discovery as we travel roads of America and the heart, trusting always Ward's steady hand upon the wheel. The poems are richly diverse, from 'The Dying of the Light,' with its insistent pathos, or the wry premise of 'Shakespeare as a Waiter,' and the generous elegance of 'Dancing with th ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published July 5th 1994 by North Atlantic Books
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Mike Della
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Probably the best teacher/professor I have ever had. He helped stretch my own writing like I never dreamed and I will forever be grateful. these poems reached me on a deep level. A collection I still go back to on a regular basis.
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this book really spoke to me. To this day I read poems like this when I'm around an open mike. I love BJ Ward and consider him a friend. I thank him for all the events he came to when I worked at Borders...
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BJ Wards most recent book of poetry, Gravediggers Birthday, was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize. His two earlier volumes are 17 Love Poems with No Despair and Landing in New Jersey with Soft Hands. All three volumes are published by North Atlantic Books (Berkeley, CA).

Mr. Wards poetry has been featured on Poetry Daily, National Public Radios The Writers Almanac, and New Jersey Networks S
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