James Penha

Poet, Fiction Writer

Les Belles Maisons H-11 Jalan Raya Serpong
Tangerang Selatan, BT 15310
Phone: 
1-845-943-4465
Twitter: 

Author's Bio

A native New Yorker, James Penha has lived for the past 25 years in Indonesia, an archipelago and culture that has embraced and inspired him as a writer. He has been teaching creative writing and literature around the world for more than four decades; the results of his curricular innovations have been reported in books and academic journals. He also edits the online poetry journal TheNewVerse.News.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Anthologies:
Saints + Sinners 2018 (Bold Strokes Books, 2018)
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His Seed (Lethe Press, 2017)
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Saints + Sinners 2017 (Bold Strokes Books, 2017)
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Stuck in the Middle (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2016)
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Camelot in The Kennedy Curse (Exter Press, 2013)
Book:
Snakes and Angels (Cervena Barva Press, 2010)
Journals:
A Quiet Courage
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Big Pulp
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Crate
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Diverse Voices Quarterly
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Eclectica
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Extract(s)
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Festival Writer
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Ignavia
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Marathon Literary Review
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Newtown Literary
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Pilcrow & Dagger
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Revolution House
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Siren
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The Fear of Monkeys
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The Outrider Review
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Poetry

Anthologies:
Lovejets (Handtype Press, 2019)
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Headcase: LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness (Oxford University Press, 2018)
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Philosophy, Travel, and Place: Being in Transit. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
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The Great Gatsby Anthology: Poetry & Prose Inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald's Novel (Silver Birch Press, 2018)
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The Book of Donuts (Terrapin Books, 2017)
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"Despite months and miles away" in Toasts (Viva Editions, 2014)
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Liberty's Vigil, The Occupy Anthology (Foothills Publishing, 2012)
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Flashlight Memories (Silver Boomer Books, 2011)
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Silver Boomers (Silver Boomer Books, 2008)
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Can I Sit With You Too? (Deadwood City Publishing, 2008)
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Freckles to Wrinkles (Silver Boomer Books, 2008)
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Queer Collection (Fabulist Flash Publishing, 2007)
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You Are Here: New York City Streets in Poetry (P&Q Press, 2006)
Books:
No Bones to Carry (New Sins Press, 2007)
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Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications, 2000)
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Back of the Dragon (Omega Cat Press, 1992)
Journals:
A Quiet Courage
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Amygdala
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Between the Lines
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Caesura
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Constellations
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Damfino Journal
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Festival Writer
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Italian Americana
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Linden Avenue Literary Journal
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Months To Years
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Off the Rocks
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Panoply
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Perspectives
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Spillway
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Storie
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Surreal Poetics
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The New York Times
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The Skinny Poetry Journal
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The Wanderlust Review
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Third Wednesday
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Zingara Poet
Prizes won: 

Although Penha is primarily a poet (whose collection No Bones To Carry won the 2007 New Sins Press Editors' Prize), his prose adaptations of Indonesian and Asian folk tales have been widely published. A collection of these stories (Snakes and Angels) won the 2009 Cervena Barva chapbook competition. His original speculative story “By the Banyan Tree” is included in the 2018 Lambda Literary Award winning anthology His Seed.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
New York City, NY
New York
Raised in: 
New York City, NY
New York
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Last update: May 22, 2019