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


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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