James has published three poetry collections, including:
A Heart Out of This World, Do Not Give Dogs
What is Holy, and
I Dance Back, as well as a chapbook, I Will
Peel This Mask Off. His one-act play, After Godot, was produced off-Broadway
at the Theatre-Studio in September 2003. The author’s
other one-act plays include, The Aftermath and Finding
the Muse, both of which were produced off-Broadway at the American
Globe Theatre in April 2003 and April 2002, respectively. The
Buckham Alley Theatre in Flint, Michigan, produced James’ full-length
play, Like Ships in the Night, in September 2002. The
Telepath at Lucky's Bar and Grill, a one-act play, was produced at
the Nantucket Theatre, Massachusetts in April 2004.
James received a B.A.
from Western Michigan University in English and Creative Writing,
and an M.A. from Central Michigan University in Creative Writing.
He also holds an Ed.D. from Wayne State University in Curriculum
and Instruction. He is currently an English Instructor at Oakland
"His writing is imaginative, clear, accessible, and funny.
David is one of an all too small minority of poets who is able
to use humor in his work. He is a writer who entertains without
playing to his audience, a writer genuinely interested in the
art of communication." - Stuart Dybek
For more information on David James, please visit his website:
To view Special Collections' holdings of James' work, please
To hear James read from his own work, please visit the Vincent
Voice Library, here.