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James Hall

Associate Professor

James Allen Hall’s first book of poetry, Now You’re the Enemy, won awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Fellowship of Southern Writers.  


Recent poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2012, Agni, Arts and Letters, The Journal, New England Review, The American Poetry Review, and elsewhere.  


New lyric essays will appear in 2015 from Story Quarterly and Alaska Quarterly Review.  


A partial list of his favorite poets would include Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Bishop, Adrienne Rich, and Sylvia Plath.  


Follow him on Twitter @jamesallenhall

Ph.D., Creative Writing and Literature, University of Houston, 2006.
M.F.A., Poetry, Bennington College, 2000.
B.A., English Literature, Stetson University, 1997.

Spring 2015: 

Poetry Workshop              M        1:30-4:00         Smith 223
Literature & Composition   T Th    10:00-11:15      Smith 223
Introduction to Poetry        T Th     2:30-3:45        Smith 336



Previous Courses:
Graduate Poetry Workshop
Queer Literature
Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Introduction to Poetry
Living Writers:  Lyric Nonfiction





Recent Writing:

Prophecy (an essay) in CutBank 81

Poems in A Poetry Conjuries
My poem, “Romantic Comedy” in Bloom
Two poems (“Greenhouse” and “An American Porn Star Contemplates the Divine”) in Tinderbox Poetry.  
Audio Archive:
Boxcar Review:  “Danger By Desire, A Conversation Between Jericho Brown and James Allen Hall”: http://www.boxcarpoetry.com/022/conversation_brown_hall.html
National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
Lambda Literary Award for Gay Male Poetry
Helen C. Smith Award from the Texas Institute of Letters
George Garrett Award for New Writing from the Fellowship of Southern Writers