James Schwartz is a poet, writer, slam performer & author.
Schwartz's poetry has been published by various poetry journals including Poetry 24, Politiku, @7x20, Babel: The Multilingual Multicultural Online Journal, The New Verse News, Nostrovia! Poetry, piecejournal, Silver Birch Press blog, Diversity Rules Magazine, Eris Magazine & WritersResist.com.
His book, The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America, was published by inGroup Press in 2011 and poetry in the anthologies Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience (2012), Milk and Honey Siren eBook (2013), The Squire: Page-A-Day Poetry Anthology 2015, Writing Knights Press 2014 Anthology, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology (2015), Dangerous Submissions, Challenging Submissions, #RESIST Wayward Sword litmag (2017), Wayward Sword: Grand Showcase (2018), Hessler Street Anthology (2017), Not My President: An Anthology of Dissent (2017), Lovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman (2019) and Alpine Suite (2013), Poetry 4 Food 2 (2013), Poetry 4 Food 3 (2014), Arrival and Departure (2014), Secular, Satirical & Sacred Meditations (2016), Michigan Meditations (2016), Punatic (2019) chapbooks.
In 2011 Schwartz joined the Three Rivers Community Players for a production of The Rocky Horror Show, playing a Phantom. He appears in the documentary films The Seahorse & From Pahoa with Lava 4.
Most recently, essays by Schwartz have appeared in RFD Magazine, The Good Men Project, Best of Books by the Bed 2 anthology (2014) & Science of Mind Magazine and a short story in Jonathan: A Journal of Queer Male Fiction (2014), an essay in Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices From the Gay Bars anthology. He resides in Hawaii.