James Harms

Black Mule
You the Overheard

James Harms 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.