David James

April 2, 2004

David James

David 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 Community College.

"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: http://www.oaklandcc.edu/or-eng/dljames/djhome.htm

To view Special Collections' holdings of James' work, please click here.

To hear James read from his own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library, here.

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