Tag Archives: Mike James

2018: A Year in Poetry

. 2018: A Year in Poetry By Chase Dimock   In 2018, As It Ought To Be proudly to featured astounding work by many brilliant poets. As the Managing Editor, I can say that my favorite part of the job … Continue reading

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First-Hand Accounts From Made-Up Places: An Interview With Poet Mike James

First-Hand Accounts From Made-Up Places: An Interview With Poet Mike James By Chase Dimock … When you read Mike James’ new book of poetry, you realize that the contradiction in the title is the intersection where his creativity dwells. For … Continue reading

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Grace

  Grace By Mike James   Grace Before she chose her one new name, she trembled through a dozen baby books. Walked through library stacks and touched every Anna and Sylvia, all the Marianne’s, Eileen’s, and Audre’s. Said each in … Continue reading

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Two Ghazals

Two Ghazals By Mike James . Cowboys & Cinderellas I’m waiting for the apocalypse or the rapture. In the meantime, I’m reading Stein. Also, growing cabbages, Watching John Wayne movies, while I paint my nails. Some people pretend to live … Continue reading

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Paul Lynde

Paul Lynde By Mike James . Paul Lynde Died on an early January Sunday in Beverly Hills. If he’d been born in early January, he’d be a Capricorn. He was a Gemini. During the 1970’s it was popular to tell … Continue reading

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The Very Southern Pronunciation Still Rings In My Ears: A Conversation With Poet Mike James

. The Very Southern Pronunciation Still Rings In My Ears: A Conversation With Poet Mike James By Chase Dimock . Keats had his nightingale, Shelley had his skylark, Poe had his raven, Stevens had 13 ways of looking at a … Continue reading

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Two Prose Poems

. Two Prose Poems By Mike James . That One Singer Seems to know your life…How you lift yourself, just a little, from your seat when she reaches up past the ceiling, the roof, the trees, up near that first … Continue reading

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