Visiting Poet Junious 'Jay' Ward to Speak April 12 during Paul K. Bergan Poetry Festival

Foxcroft is excited to welcome Junious 'Jay' Ward as our Visiting Poet for the 2024 Paul K. Bergan Poetry Festival, to be held on Friday, April 12.
Ward is a poet and teaching artist from Charlotte, NC. He is a National Slam champion (2018), an Individual World Poetry Slam champion (2019), and the author of Sing Me A Lesser Wound (Bull City Press 2020) and Composition (Button Poetry 2023). He currently serves as Charlotte's inaugural Poet Laureate and is a 2023 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow.

Ward has attended Breadloaf Writers Conference, Callaloo, The Watering Hole, and Tin House Winter Workshop. His work can be found in Columbia Journal, Four Way Review, DIAGRAM, Diode Poetry Journal, and elsewhere.

We look forward to hosting this remarkable poet and being blown away by the talent of our students at Foxcroft’s annual celebration of the wonder and power of words!
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