James Harms

West Virginia, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012


James Harms is the author of eight full-length collections of poetry, Rowing with Wings  (2017), Comet Scar (2012), After West (2008), Freeways and Aqueducts (2004), Quarters (2001), The Joy Addict (1998, reprinted in 2009) and Modern Ocean (1992), all published by Carnegie Mellon University Press, and What to Borrow, What to Steal (2012), published by Marick Press.  He has also published a limited fine press edition, East of Avalon (Caddis Case Press) and three chapbooks of poetry, L.A. Afterglow (Idaho Review Press), Double Nickels on the Dime (Idaho Review Press), and Racheland (Idaho Review Press), as well as a limited-edition chapbook of short stories, Animals in Distress & Pluto (Wallflower Press).  He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes, the PEN/Revson Fellowship and fellowships from the West Virginia and Pennsylvania Arts Commissions. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, The Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, The American Poetry Review, Oxford American, Quarterly West, Crazyhorse, West Branch, Verse, Shenandoah and many other journals. He was the founding director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at West Virginia University, where he is currently Chair and Professor of English.  James Harms lives in Morgantown, West Virginia with his children.

 

Website: http://www.amazon.com/James-Harms/e/B001KJ1NUQ/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1379005314&sr=1-2-ent


Publications

  • Comet Scar , Carnegie Mellon University Press (January 1, 2012)
  • What to Borrow, What to Steal , Marick Press (December 1, 2011)
  • After West , Carnegie Mellon University Press (January 1, 2008)
  • Freeways and Aqueducts , Carnegie Mellon University Press (January 1, 2004)
  • Quarters , Carnegie Mellon University Press (January 1, 2001)
  • The Joy Addict , Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series (January 1, 2009)
  • The Joy Addict , Carnegie Mellon University Press (January 1, 1998)
  • East of Avalon , Caddis Case Press (January 1, 2000)
  • Modern Ocean , Carnegie Mellon University Press (January 1, 1992)

Awards

  • Caperton Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing(2010)
  • Pushcart Prize(2008)
  • Pushcart Prize(1998)
  • Pushcart Prize(1993)
  • National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship(2005)
  • Carnegie Foundation/CASE West Virginia Professor of the Year(1999)
  • West Virginia Commission on the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing(1998)
  • PEN/Revson Fellowship(1994)
  • John Ciardi Fellowship, Bread Loaf(1992)

Employment

  • Professor and Chair at West Virginia University (August 1994 - )

Degrees

  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Indiana University (March 1988)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry