Biography

Leland James is the author of six poetry collections, four childrenís books in verse, and a book on creative writing and poetry craft. He has published over 300 poems in poetry venues worldwide, including The Lyric, Rattle, London Magazine, The London Reader, The South Carolina Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, New Millennium Writings, The American Poetry Review, Acumen, Carillon Magazine, The Dawntreader, The Haiku Quarterly, Taj Mahal Review, The Society of Classical Poets, The American Cowboy, and The Ekphrastic Review, and many others. Leland was the winner of The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize, the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, the Writerís Forum Short Poem contest, the Portland Pen Poetry Contest, and was a winner of a Atlanta Review International Publication Prize. Runners-up have been awarded in the Sequestrum Editor's Reprint Awards, the Fish International Poetry Prize, the Welsh International Poetry Prize, and the London Magazine Poetry Contest. Honors have been awarded in the Bridport Prize, Morton Marr, The Southwest Review, and others. Leland has been featured in American Life in Poetry and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Lelandís newest collection, Rollercoaster Moons, is published by Little Red Tree Publishing, both in the US and UK. www.lelandjamespoet.com & https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/leland-james

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