is the author of five books of poetry from Carnegie Mellon University
Press, most recently After West
(2008) and Freeways and Aqueducts
(2004). His poems, essays and short stories have appeared in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, The Gettysburg Review, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, Verse, The North American Review, Oxford American and many other
literary journals; in addition, he is a contributing editor of West Branch.
Harms has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in
Creative Writing, the PEN/Revson Fellowship, fellowships from the West
Virginia and Pennsylvania Arts Commissions and three Pushcart Prizes.
He teaches in the MFA Program at West Virginia University, where he is
currently Professor of English; he also directs the MFA Program in
Poetry at New England College. James Harms at myspace and goodreads.