James Tolan

22 Caton Place 2J
Brooklyn, NY 11218-1808

Author's Bio

James Tolan is the author of Mass of the Forgotten (Autumn House Press) and the chapbooks Red Walls (Dos Madres Press) and Whiskey and the Rake of Mourning (Deadly Chaps). Co-editor with Holly Messitt of New America: Contemporary Literature for a Changing Society, his poems appear in such journals as American Literary Review, Atlanta Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Connecticut Review, Indiana Review, Linebreak, and Ploughshares as well as a number of anthologies, including The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. An acclaimed reader, he tours extensively. Originally from Chicago, Tolan earned a Ph.D. from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and worked for years as a poet in the New York City public schools with Teachers and Writers Collaborative. He is Professor of English at the City University of New York. His website is www.jamestolan.com.

Publications and Prizes

Mass of the Forgotten
(Autumn House Press, 2014)
New America: Contemporary Literature for a Changing Society
(Autumn House Press, 2012)
Red Walls
(Dos Madres Press, 2012)

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Irish American, Italian American
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Adults, Children, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
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Chicago, IL
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Last updated: Dec 01, 2016