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, THE NEW VERSE NEWS, WRITERSRESIST.COM, RIC JOURNAL) + the anthologies:
MILK & HONEY SIREN (2013)
DANGEROUS SUBMISSIONS (2017)
CHALLENGING SUBMISSIONS (2017)
#R E S I S T (2017)
GRAND SHOWCASE 2018 (2018)
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.
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.
NEW! THE GAY AMISH PODCAST WITH JAMES SCHWARTZ
E-MAIL: QUEERASPOETRY AT GMAIL DOT COM