James Harms directs the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at West Virginia University. He is the author of five full-length collections of poetry from Carnegie Mellon University Press, most recently Freeways and Aqueducts (2004). His poems, essays and short stories have appeared in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Denver Quarterly and other literary journals. He won an NEA Fellowship, the PEN/Revson Foundation Fellowship, and other grants.
Winner of the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize for his book, Revolt of the Crash-Test Dummies (Eastern Washington University Press, 2007), Jim Daniels is the Thomas Stockman Baker Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon, where he directs the Creative Writing Program. In 2007 Jim also published his third collection of short fiction, Mr. Pleasant (Michigan State University Press), and his eleventh book of poems, In Line for the Exterminator (Wayne State University Press).
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