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James Hall

Associate Professor

Dr. Hall is on Junior Leave for the Spring 2016 semester.  The best way to get in touch with him is through email, which will be checked sporadically.  


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.
Previous Courses:
Forms of Poetry
Global Research and Writing: Comic Women
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