Leland James is the author of two books of poetry, Inside Apples, published in 2012 and This is the Way the World Ends/ This is the Way the World Ends, from Finishing Line Press with a publication date of August,2014. His poems have appeared in ten countries in over fifty periodicals, including, The South Carolina Review; The Spoon River Poetry Review; New Millennium Writings; Vallum; Orbis; Magma; Osprey, Scotland’s international journal of literature; Arc; HQ, The Haiku Quarterly; and The Society of Classical Poets Journal. He was an International Publication Prize winner in an Atlanta Review poetry competition and was runners- up for the Fish International and the Welsh Poetry prizes. He has placed or received honors in dozens of other competitions, including, Aesthetica Magazine, Morton Marr, and the Bridport Prize. www.lelandjamespoet.com

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Leland James Poems

North Lake

North Lake

The arctic night
crawls down upon the ice.... more »

The Lament Of Whitehorse Billy

The Lament of Whitehorse Billy

I never took no water with my whiskey. I laughed
at winter’s busted pipes and trails hip-deep... more »

Ghost Riders

Wild horses on the moon,
great silver beasts
18 hands high,
hooves of steel,... more »

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