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Author: D. R. James

Born in Ohio, raised in Illinois, and higher-ed-ed in Michigan, Iowa, and Oregon, D. R. James now lives in the woods east of Saugatuck, Michigan, with his wife, psychotherapist Suzy Doyle. Between them they have six adult children as well as seven grandchildren, and they enjoy cycling the backroads skirting Lake Michigan. During his 45 years as an educator, James spent 37 of them teaching writing, literature, and peace studies, and coaching students on "doing college," at small, liberal arts Hope College. He earned an MA in English at the University of Iowa and an MFA in Poetry at Pacific University (Oregon). His nine previous collections include the books Since Everything Is All I've Got (March Street Press, 2011) and If god were gentle (Dos Madres Press, 2017) and the chapbooks Why War and Split-Level (Finishing Line Press, 2014, 2017), Surreal Expulsion (The Poetry Box, 2019) and Flip Requiem (Dos Madres Press, 2020). His micro-chapbook All Her Jazz is free, fun, and printable-for-folding at the Origami Poems Project. Arriving relatively late on the poetry scene (just shy of 50), he has since published individual poems in many and a wide variety of print and online journals and anthologies.

Flip Requiem
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Flip Requiem

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. "In this deft and prescient collection, D. R. James has both diagnosed our 'dizzy symptom' and scratched out the vital prescription: holistic poems that enact a rigorous mind's engagement with this tenuous age, or what James calls, with his ...

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If god were gentle
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If god were gentle

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. "Where were these poems when I was growing up and being filled with enough fear to have us in hell at recess while believing every platitude about God's good will? In language as bracing as an astringent—'as [the sun] dripped from its last s...

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Mobius Trip
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Mobius Trip

Dos Madres Press

In MOBIUS TRIP, poet D. R. James wheels readers through several rounds of the seasons, all the while interspersing wry commentary, philosophical reflection, natural observation, ekphrastic response, and surreal landscapes. These poems are driven by ...

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