Tag Archives : Fritz Ward

Fritz Ward’s poems have appeared in more than seventy publications, including American Letters & Commentary, Another Chicago Magazine, Blackbird, and Gulf Coast. He received an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a recipient of the Cecil Hemley Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of America, His full-length manuscript, Dear Cannibal, has been a finalist and semi-finalist for the Academy of American Poets Walt Whitman Prize, the National Poetry Series, the Washington Prize, The Brittingham Prize, Four Way Books Levis Prize, and several other contests. He currently lives just outside of Philadelphia and works at Swarthmore College.


Once In the Land of Cumulative Pelts . . . by Fritz Ward

  1. But no one tells that story any longer. That story is a bear trap glazed with rust and boar’s blood. This poem is the skin of the salmon drizzled with honey and salt served in a moonlit Havahart.   2. This is the night we lay our heavy heads on feather-dead pillows and […]


Elegy for Dennis, More Soldier Orchid than Blood Brother by Fritz Ward

  First the heat. Then the clouds. Then the rain falling like teeth from the sky’s mouth.       Fritz Ward’s poems have appeared in more than seventy publications, including American Letters & Commentary, Another Chicago Magazine, Blackbird, and Gulf Coast. He received an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and […]