D. R. James


6273 Chippewa Ave.
Saugatuck, MI 49453

Author's Bio

D. R. James is the author of the poetry collections If god were gentle (Dos Madres Press 2017) and Since Everything Is All I’ve Got (March Street Press 2011) and six chapbooks, including most recently Why War (2014) and Split-Level (2016), both from Finishing Line Press, and Surreal Expulsion (2019) from The Poetry Box. Poems and prose have appeared in various journals, such as Caring Magazine, Coe Review, Diner, Dunes Review, Friends of William Stafford Newsletter, Galway Review, HEArt Online, Hotel Amerika, North Dakota Quarterly, Passager, Rattle, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Sycamore Review, and The Writer’s Chronicle, and anthologies, including Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford (Woodley) and Poetry in Michigan / Michigan in Poetry (New Issues). James lives in Saugatuck, Michigan, and has been teaching college writing, literature, and peace-making for 35 years. amazon.com/author/drjamesauthorpage

Publications & Prizes

If god were gentle (Dos Madres Press, 2017)
Since Everything Is All I’ve Got (March Street Press, 2011)
Surreal Expulsion (Poetry Box, 2019)
Split-Level (Finishing Line Press, 2017)
Why War (Finishing Line Press, 2014)
Lost Enough (Finishing Line Press, 2007)
Psychological Clock (Pudding House Publications, 2007)
A Little Instability without Birds (Finishing Line Press, 2006)

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Bay Village, OH
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Naperville, IL
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Last update: May 21, 2019