Poetry. "With a simplicity of phrasing, directness of address, and nimble first-mindedness, the poems in STAR IN THE EYE convey great depth, zest, and mystery. Their brevity is anathema to fragmentation; instead playfully and mordantly, they honor 'what will suffice,' as Stevens says, with a calligraphic precision and flair. If anyone could cut a diamond with a paintbrush, it would be James Shea—his work is so marvelous; utterly lucent and revivifyingly strange"—Dean Young.
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James Shea is the author of two poetry collections published by Fence Books, STAR IN THE EYE (2008), which was included in the Poetry Society of America's New American Poets Series, and THE LOST NOVEL (2014). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, jubilat, The Iowa Review, and THE NEW CENSUS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY (Rescue Press, 2013). Author City: LINCOLN, NE USA