Leland James


5776 Cottage Drive
Bellaire, MI 49615

Author's Bio

Leland James is the author of four books of poetry, three children’s books in verse, and a book on creative writing and poetry craft. He has published over two hundred poems in poetry venues worldwide; also a number of short stories, including The Lyric, Form Quarterly, Rattle, The South Carolina Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, New Millennium Writings, Vallum, HQ The Haiku Quarterly, The American Cowboy; The Ekphrastic Review, The London Reader, and London Magazine. He was the winner of The UK’s Aesthetica Creative Writing Award and has won or received honors in many other competitions, both in the USA and Europe. Leland has been featured in Ted Koozer’s American Life in Poetry and was recently nominated for a Push Cart Prize. www.lelandjamespoet.com

Publications & Prizes

The Fish Anthology 2008: Harlem River Blues (Fish Publishing, 2008)
Muse (Kelsay Books, 2018)
A Mice Christmas (Little Red Tree Publishing, 2017)
Longberry's Leap (Little Red Tree Publishing, 2017)
Animal Land (Little Red Tree Publishing, 2015)
This Is the Way the World Ends/This Is the Way the World Ends (Finishing Line Press, 2014)
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Leland was the winner of The Little Red Tree Press International Poetry Prize, the Portland Pen Poetry Contest, the Writer’s Forum short poem contest, and an International Publication Prize winner in an Atlanta Review poetry competition; also he was runners-up for the Fish International (Ireland), the Welsh, The London Magazine, and the Society of Classical Poet’s Poetry prizes. He has placed or received honors in dozens of other competitions, including, Aesthetica Magazine; Morton Marr, The Southwest Review; the Golden Quill Awards; and the Bridport Prize. Leland received the Franklin-Christoph Merit Award for Poetry in 2008 and was nominated for a 2014 Push Cart Prize.

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Lansing, MI
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Last update: Oct 19, 2018