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James'  full-length poetry collection, Opera on TV,  will be published in 2019 by the Operating System Press. His poetry chapbook, The Future Is a Faint Song (co-authored with Russell Evatt), won the 2012 Dream Horse Press Chapbook Competition. His full-length poetry manuscript, Reclaimed, has been a finalist for the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Poetry Book Award, the Benjamin Saltman Award from Red Hen Press, the Tupelo Press Berkshire Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, and the Levis and Intro Prizes from Four Way Books. It has also been a semifinalist for the Walt Whitman Award, the Alice James Books Beatrice Hawley Award, and the Crab Orchard Open Poetry Competition. His poems and experimental writing appear in Denver Quarterly, Mid-American Review, Cincinnati Review, The Journal, specs, Diagram, and other journals.


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"Sentences on Didactic Art" (SPECS journal of arts and culture)

"Q & A with the Artist" (SPECS journal of arts and culture)

"You Are a Flash in this Young Night" (Tupelo Quarterly)

"Experience" (OmniVerse)

"What Art Is Left" (DIAGRAM)

"Tall Grass Waving" (The Journal)

"Returning" & "Speaking" (The 2River View)

Publications List

Full-Length Poetry Collection

Opera on TV (The Operating System Press, 2019)

Poetry Chapbook

The Future Is a Faint Song (with co-author Russell Evatt). Dream Horse Press, 2014.

A collaborative experimental poetry project and winner of the Dream Horse Press National Chapbook Competition.

Poems in Journals

“Sentences on Didactic Art,” “Q & A with the Artist.” specs journal of arts and culture (2014): 6.

“You Are a Flash in This Young Night.” Tupelo Quarterly (2013): 1.

“The Empire’s Longevity,” “The Order of Things.” Denver Quarterly (2013): 48.1.

“Tall Grass Waving.” The Journal (2012): 36.2.

“What art is left.” DIAGRAM (2011): 11.6.

“The Mute Swan.” The Cincinnati Review (2011): 8.1.

“My Life as Roland Barthes: compétence/expertise.” Mid-American Review (2010): 30.1/2. 

“Rise,” “This Light.” The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review (2010): 36.

“Poem Beginning with a Line from Lorca,” “My Life as Roland Barthes: nuit/night,” “My Life as Roland Barthes: classe/class.” Harpur Palate (2010): 9.1. 

“Winter,” “In Jackson, Michigan.” roger: an art & literary magazine (2010): 5.

“My Life as Roland Barthes: aide/help,” “My Life as Roland Barthes: déception/disappointment.” Hotel Amerika     (2010): 8.1.

“Reclaimed Land, Saltlick Township Road.” Passages North (2010): 31.1.

“Direction,” “A loon calls out, another answers,” “Optimism.” Salamander (2009): 15.1. 

“On the Pandemic.” Poet Lore (2009): 104.3/4.

“On Love.” CutBank (2009): 71.

“Returning,” “Speaking.” The 2River View (2009):13.4.

“Bus Stop at Severance’s Store, Corner of East Main & Shipman.” Babel Fruit (2009): 4.1.