Leland James is the author of four books of poetry and has published more than two hundred poems in journals and magazines worldwide, including: The Lyric, Form Quarterly, HQ (Haiku Quarterly), The South Carolina Review, London Magazine, Vallum, Orbis, Magma, Arc, HyperTexts, Slipstream, and Midnight Circus. He was winner of the Aesthetica Magazine Creative Writing Award for Poetry, The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize, the Portland Pen Poetry Contest, the Writer’s Forum short poem contest, and a winner of an Atlanta Review International Publication Prize. He was runners-up for the poetry prizes of the Fish International (Ireland), the Welsh International, The London Magazine and the Society of Classical Poets. He has received honors in dozens of other competitions, including the Golden Quill Awards, the Bridport Prize, and Morton Marr, The Southwest Review. He received the Franklin-Christoph Merit Award for Poetry in 2008 and was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. www.lelandjamespoet.com
Also for children (and adults) by Leland James
Animal Land, An Allegorical Fable,
Little Red Tree Publishing
Leland lives in northern Michigan in a cabin in the woods with his wife of more than forty years and Petie (Pistol Pete) the puppy.