Born in England and a former resident of New Zealand, James is a first-generation Asian-American currently residing in Maryland. The winner of an AWP Intro Journals Project award (selected by Iris Jamahl Dunkle) and five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his writing has appeared or is forthcoming in renowned publications such as Best New British & Irish Poets 2018 (selected by Maggie Smith). Black Warrior Review, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Colorado Review, DIAGRAM, Flyway: A Journal of Writing & Environment, Gertrude Journal, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Lambda Literary, New Orleans Review, Nimrod International Journal, Passages North (online), Quarterly West, River Styx, Tahoma Literary Review, The Journal, Washington Square Review, and wildness, among many others. Also nominated for inclusion in Best New Poets 2018 and Bettering American Poetry Vol. 2 anthologies, his full-length manuscript was a recent finalist for Hub City Press’s New Southern Voices Poetry Prize. He is the author of hiku [pull], a chapbook (Porkbelly Press, 2016).
James received his B.A. in Creative Writing from Knox College in Galesburg, IL, and his M.F.A in Creative Writing from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, where he was a Lawrence A. Sanders poet fellow.
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