James Francis Cahillane

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Book:
The Best Place of All: An Irish-American Memoir of Pluck, Luck & Automobiles (350th Anniversary Committee of the City of Northampton, 2004)

Poetry

Anthology:
Silkworm 5 (Florence Poets Society, 2011)
Book:
ON HISTORY'S FRONT STEPS (Florence Poets Society, 2010)
Chapbook:
A Winter Offering and A Second Collection (Florence Poets Society, 2007)
Journals:
Distillery
,
Illya's Honey
,
Ship of Fools
,
Silkworm
, ,
South Carolina Review
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, Tribe by Sebastian Junger, The Pilot's Satchel by James Francis Cahillane

More Information

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
Massachusetts
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Last update: Aug 24, 2016