Jim Schley

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24 Blue Moon Road
South Strafford, VT 05070-7703
(802) 765-4703

Author's Bio

Jim Schley majored in Literature & Creative Writing and Native American Studies at Dartmouth College; in 1986 he earned an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College. He has been co-editor of the literary quarterly New England Review, production editor for University Press of New England, and editor-in-chief of Chelsea Green Publishing Company, and he has edited more than a hundred books on a wide variety of subjects. He is co-founder of the chapbook publisher, Chapiteau Press (www.chapiteau.org) and from 2006 through 2008 was executive director of The Frost Place (frostplace.org), a museum and poetry conference center in Franconia, N.H. He is now managing editor of the literary book publisher Tupelo Press, and he lives with his wife and daughter on an off-the-grid cooperative in Strafford, Vermont.

Publications and Prizes

As When, In Season
(Marick Press, 2008)
, Best American Spiritual Writing
(Harper Collins, 2000)
, Good Poems
(Viking, 2002)
, One Another
(Chapiteau, 1999)
Crazyhorse, Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, Ironwood, Northern Woodlands, Orion

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Vertigo by W.G. Sebald
Stepping Stones by Seamus Heaney and Dennis O'Driscoll
Becoming a Poet: Elizabeth Bishop with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell by David Kalstone
Silk by Grace Dane Mazur

More Information

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Prefers to work with: 
Teachers, Seniors
Born in: 
Milwaukee, United States
Raised in: 
Milwaukee, WI, United States
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Last updated: Nov 11, 2015