This interview was conducted in September 2016 and first published, along with the poem “Secret of the Masters,” the next month in the now-defunct Eris Magazine. The poem “Doggy Love” is published here for the first time. The last two poems are excerpted with the poet’s permission from After The Fall: Poems Old and New (2007). Edward Field is one… [read this]
About James Schwartz
James Schwartz is a gay ex-Amish poet and slam performer. His poetry has been published in many poetry journals, including Poetry 24, Babel: The Multilingual Multicultural Online Journal, Nostrovia! Poetry, Silver Birch Press blog, Diversity Rules Magazine, and WritersResist.com. His book, The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America. His poetry has been widely anthologized, and several essays published with more forthcoming.
A seasoned slam performer, he has performed at The Meta Café, This is Fire! The Zoo Bar and at a Barack Obama Inauguration Day party. He's also acted on stage and appears in the forthcoming documentary film, The Seahorse. You can find James at literaryparty.blogspot.com and on Twitter @queeraspoetry.