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James Penha

James Penha

Author's Bio

A native New Yorker, James Penha has lived for the past 20 years in Indonesia, an archipelago and culture that has embraced and inspired him as a writer. He has been teaching creative writing and literature around the world for more than four decades; the results of his curricular innovations have several times been reported in ClassNotes Plus, the publication of the (U.S.) National Council of Teachers of English. He also edits the online poetry journal The New Verse News [www.newversenews.com].

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Snakes and Angels (Cervena Barva Press, 2010), No Bones to Carry (New Sins Press, 2007), Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications, 2000), Back of the Dragon (Omega Cat Press, 1992)
Anthologies:
Camelot in The Kennedy Curse (Exter Press, 2013), Liberty's Vigil, The Occupy Anthology (Foothills Publishing, 2012), Flashlight Memories (Silver Boomer Books, 2011), Can I Sit With You Too? (Deadwood City Publishing, 2008), Freckles to Wrinkles (Silver Boomer Books, 2008), Silver Boomers (Silver Boomer Books, 2008), Queer Collection (Fabulist Flash Publishing, 2007), You Are Here: New York City Streets in Poetry (P&Q Press, 2006)
Journals:
About Place Journal, Big Pulp, Blast Furnace, Columbia, Extract(s), Ignavia, Mason's Road, Naugatuck River Review, New Verse News, Revolution House, Siren, Storie, Thema, Waterways
Prizes:
Although Penha is primarily a poet (whose collection No Bones To Carry won the 2007 New Sins Press Editors' Prize), his prose adaptations of Indonesian folk tales have been published in THEMA, Big Pulp, and Columbia. A collection of these stories (Snakes and Angels) won the 2009 Cervena Barva chapbook competition.

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Listing last updated: May 21, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Born in:
New York City, NY
Raised in:
New York City, NY

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