About James Schwartz



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. Schwartz has also been a PUSHCART PRIZE nominee. 









#R E S I S T (2017)


HESSLER STREET POETRY ANTHOLOGY (2017)




BEST OF WRITING KNIGHTS: 2011 - 2015 OMNIBUS ANTHOLOGY (2020) 


GOOD COP/BAD COP: AN ANTHOLOGY (2021)

+ 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 SEAHORSE + FROM PAHOA WITH LAVA 4.

A slam performer, Schwartz has read at various venues including The Zoo Bar, This is Fire! Kukuau Studio, La Hiki Ola kava bar + speaking at EAST HAWAII CSL.

Most recently, essays by Schwartz have appeared in RFD MAGAZINETHE GOOD MEN PROJECTOUR HAPPY HOURS: LGBT VOICES FROM THE GAY BARS anthology (winner of a Goldie Award) + short story AMISH ROAD TRIP (2014) in JONATHAN: A JOURNAL OF QUEER MALE FICTION & s
everal Amazon Kindle eBook essays / singles (VOLCANO SUITE). 

He is currently social distancing on Nisqually land (Washington state). 

E-MAIL: QUEERASPOETRY AT GMAIL DOT COM