JAMES SCHWARTZ is a poet, slam performer and author from "river country" Michigan. Schwartz is the author of & has contributed to:
ALL POETRY IS PRAYER (A FIRE! ANTHOLOGY, 2010)
THE LITERARY PARTY: GROWING UP GAY AND AMISH IN AMERICA (INGROUP PRESS, 2011)
AMONG THE LEAVES: QUEER MALE POETS ON THE MIDWESTERN EXPERIENCE (SQUARES AND REBELS PRESS, 2012)
MILK & HONEY SIREN (NOSTROVIA! POETRY, 2013) E-BOOK
FOURPLAY #12: ALPINE SUITE (WRITING KNIGHTS PRESS, 2013)
FOURPLAY #14: POETRY 4 FOOD 2 (WRITING KNIGHTS PRESS, 2013)
FOURPLAY #18 - #19: POETRY 4 FOOD 3 (WRITING KNIGHTS PRESS, 2014)
FOURPLAY #23: MICHIGAN MEDITATIONS (WRITING KNIGHTS PRESS, 2016)
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE (WRITING KNIGHTS PRESS, 2014)
BEST OF BOOKS BY THE BED 2 (BRIGHT CITY BOOKS, 2014)
WRITING KNIGHTS PRESS 2014 ANTHOLOGY (WRITING KNIGHTS PRESS, 2014)
JONATHAN: A JOURNAL OF QUEER MALE FICTION ISSUE 07 (SIBLING RIVALRY PRESS, 2014)
PAGE-A-DAY POETRY ANTHOLOGY 2015 (WRITING KNIGHTS PRESS)
QDA: A QUEER DISABILITY ANTHOLOGY (SQUARES AND REBELS PRESS, 2015)
SECULAR, SATIRICAL & SACRED MEDITATIONS (WRITING KNIGHTS PRESS, 2016)
Other publications include:
THE NEW VERSE NEWS
THE RAINBOW GAZZETTE
DIVERSITY RULES MAGAZINE
THE GOOD MEN PROJECT
SILVER BIRCH PRESS BLOG
As a slam performer Schwartz has read at The Meta Café, The Zoo Bar, Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative and the St. Joseph County MI. Democratic Inauguration Day party of President Barack Obama.
In 2011 Schwartz joined The Three Rivers Community Players for a production of The Rocky Horror Show, playing a Phantom.
He appears in the forthcoming documentary film The Seahorse.
An "honorary founding father" of www.lgbtamish.com, Schwartz has appeared on Huff Post Live, Rainbow Radio, Taboo Jive.com, Diversity Rules Magazine On the Air & other venues discussing lgbt Amish issues. Media queries should be directed to queeraspoetry AT Gmail. Twitter: @queeraspoetry
Most recently Schwartz has joined Eris Magazine, interviewing poet Edward Field for Eris and writing on the Flint Water crisis. He currently resides in Michigan.