About James Schwartz

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James Schwartz is a poet, writer, slam performer, speaker & author.

His book THE LITERARY PARTY: GROWING UP GAY AND AMISH IN AMERICA was published by inGroup Press in 2011 + nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. 

 Poetry by Schwartz has been published in various journals (POETRY24, WRITERSRESIST.COM) + the anthologies:








#R E S I S T (2017)


HESSLER STREET POETRY ANTHOLOGY (2017)



+ ALPINE SUITE (2013), POETRY 4 FOOD 2 (2013), POETRY 4 FOOD 3 (2014), ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE (2014), SECULAR, SATIRICAL & SACRED MEDITATIONS (2016), MICHIGAN MEDITATIONS (2016), PUNATIC (2019) SELECTED POEMS (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 SEAHORSEFROM PAHOA WITH LAVA 4.

A slam performer, Schwartz has read at various venues including This is Fire! Kukuau Studio + La Hiki Ola kava bar + speaking at East Hawaii Center for Spiritual Living. 


Most recently, essays by Schwartz have appeared in RFD MAGAZINE, THE GOOD MEN PROJECT, OUR HAPPY HOURS: LGBT VOICES FROM THE GAY BARS anthology (winner of a Goldie Award) + a short story AMISH ROAD TRIP (2014). 



In 2019 Schwartz released several Amazon Kindle eBook essays and poetry collections including:

AMISH ECOCIDE: AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY IN THE CLIMATE CRISIS,  
AMISH CHRISTMAS SUITE: FOODFLUENCER POEMS & RECIPE + VOLCANO SUITE.



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