James Francis Cahillane

Phone: 
413-268-3333

Author's Bio

My latest book is THE PILOT'S SATCHEL: Comatose Poetry with Added Analysis (Off The Common Books Amherst MA August 2016). It melds poetry and explanation of my 2010 ten-day sleep and the dreams recalled upon my recovery. Other recent work ranges from guest Opinion columns for The Daily Hampshire Gazette and Greenfield Recorder. I contributed an essay to The Irish Legacy: The History of the Irish in Western Massachusetts, and have lectured at Greenfield Community College & The Springfield Museums. I published a trans-Atlantic lover story:: A Yank at Fairford with photos as a Christmas gift for siblings, children and grandchildren. In 2015 I survived open-heart surgery to write one more book and do readings again!

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
ON HISTORY'S FRONT STEPS
(Florence Poets Society, 2010)
, The Best Place of All: An Irish-American Memoir of Pluck, Luck & Automobiles
(350th Anniversary Committee of the City of Northampton, 2004)
Anthologies: 
Silkworm 5
(Florence Poets Society, 2011)
Journals: 
Distillery, Illya's Honey, Ship of Fools, Silkworm, Soundings East, South Carolina Review
Chapbook: 
A Winter Offering and A Second Collection
(Florence Poets Society, 2007)
Prizes Won: 
Honorable Mention for A WINTER OFFERING in Writer's Digest International Self-Published Poetry competition 2006. 2009 Grant: Northampton, MA Arts Council towards On History's Front Steps.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Wright Brothers by David W. McCullough
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Tribe by Sebastian Junger
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The Pilot's Satchel by James Francis Cahillane

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Northampton
Raised in: 
Northampton, MA
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Last updated: Aug 24, 2016