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James Nolan

James Nolan

Author's Bio

James Nolan has taught writing and literature at universities in Florida, San Francsico, Barcelona, Madrid,and Beijing. His Ph.D. in comparative literature is from the University of California (Berkeley and Santa Cruz),and recently he has been writer-in-residence at Tulane and Loyola universities in his native New Orleans, where he now directs the Loyola Writing Institute at Loyola University. His poetry has been widely translated into Spanish, and he often performs his work in collaboration with musicians. He is also the author of Poet-Chief: The Native American Poetics of Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda (University of New Mexico Press), and of a collection of personal essays published in Madrid (Enigma Editores).

Publications and Prizes

Drunk on Salt (Willow Springs Editions, 2014), You Don't Know Me: New and Selected Stories (University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 2014), Higher Ground (novel) (University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 2011), Perpetual Care: Stories (Jefferson Press, 2008), Pablo Neruda, Stones of the Sky (translation) (Copper Canyon Press, 2002), Jaime Gil de Biedma, Longing: Selected Poems (translation) (City Lights, 1993), What Moves is Not the Wind (Wesleyan University Press, 1980), Why I Live in the Forest (Wesleyan University Press, 1974)
Improbable Worlds: An Anthology of Texas and Louisana Poets (Mutabilis Press, 2011), Something in the Water: Twenty Lousiana Stories (Portals Press, 2011), The Southern Poetry Anthology, Vol. IV: Louisiana (Texas Review Press, 2011), Maple Leaf Rag IV: An Anthology of Poems (Portals Press, 2010), New Orleans: What Can't Be Lost--88 Stories and Traditions from the Sacred City (University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 2010), Saints and Sinners: New Fiction from the Festival (Rebel Satori Press, 2010), The Gastronomica Reader (University of California Press, 2010), Persistent Voices: An Anthology of Poets Lost t to AIDS (translations) (Alyson Books, 2009), Island of My Hunger: Cuban Poetry Today (translations) (City Lights Publishers, 2007), New Orleans Noir (Akashic Books, 2007), Tartts Three: Incisive Fiction from Emerging Writers (Swallow's Tale Press, 2007), My New Orleans: Ballads to the Big Easy by Her Sons, Daughters, and Lovers (Simon & Schuster, 2006), Chance of a Ghost: An Anthology of Contemporary Ghost Poems (Helicon Nine Editions, 2005), The Poets' Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales (Story Line Press, 2003), Thus Spake the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader (Black Sparrow Press, 1999), The Gift of Tongues: Twenty-Five Years of Poetry from Copper Canyon Press (Copper Canyon Press, 1996), The Name of Love (St. Martin's Press, 1995), Wherever Home Begins: 100 Contemporary Poems (Orchard Books, 1995), Looking for Your Name: A Collection of Contemporary Poems (Orchard Books, 1993), The Jazz Poetry Anthology (Indiana University Press, 1991), Strings: A Gathering of Family Poems (Macmillan, 1984), India: An Anthology of Contemporary Writing (Ohio University Press, 1983)
Arkansas Review, Ars Medica, Berkeley Poetry Review, Big Bridge, Boulevard, Callaloo, City Lights Review, Crab Orchard Review, Delos, Exquisite Corpse, Gastronomica, Hawai'i Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Mississippi Review, New Laurel Review, New Letters, New Orleans Review, North American Review, Pacific Review, Poetry, Poetry Flash, Quarry West, Shenandoah, Southern Review, Stringtown, The Georgia Review, The World, Utne Reader, West Branch, Xavier Review
2012 Independent Publishers' (IPPY) Gold Medal in Southern Fiction; 2008 William Faulkner-Wisdom Gold Medal (for a novel manuscript); 2009 Next-Generation Indie Book Award for Best Short Story Collection); 2007 Jefferson Press Prize (for a short story collection); National Endowment for the Arts Grant (in poetry); two Fulbright Fellowships to Spain

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Flannery O'Connor and Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Walt Whitman and Pablo Neruda

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Listing last updated: February 18, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Fluent in:
Spanish, French
Born in:
New Orleans, LA
Raised in:
New Orleans, LA

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