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FORTHCOMING 2019! Lovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman anthology (Squares and Rebels Press) 

THE WAYWARD SWORD: GRAND SHOWCASE litmag (Writing Knights Press, Summer, 2018) 

THE WAYWARD SWORD: #RESIST Photo contribution (Writing Knights Press, Summer 2017) CLICK HERE!

"OUR HAPPY HOURS" ANTHOLOGY! Amazon & Bella Books 

(Writing Knights Press, May 10, 2017)
Via Amazon

(Thoughtcrime Press, August, 2017)
Includes A Drop of Water  (poem) By James Schwartz

Hessler Street Poetry Anthology 
(Writing Knights Press, May, 23 2017)
Includes Sunshine On My Straw Hat (poem) by James Schwartz
Via Mac's Backs-Books on Coventry

(Writing Knights Press, January 19th, 2017)
via Amazon

(Writing Knights Press, October 21, 2016)

4 poem chapbook with 4 photos: Requiem, Beach Meditation, Riverside Meditation, The Apostates 

Kindle eBook
(Writing Knights Press, 2016)

Secular, Satirical & Sacred Meditations examines the role of the poet in the current Age of Terror. By turn "Secular, Satirical & Sacred Meditations" includes both political ("Je Suis Charlie", "A Drop of Water") and personal meditations on love, loss, disability, sexuality and the author's Alpine/ Alsace Amish heritage. Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

(Squares and Rebels Press, 2015) 

Featuring fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and comics by 48 writers from around the world, QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology proves that intersectionality isn’t just a buzzword. 

It’s a penetrating and unforgettable look into the hearts and souls of those defiant enough to explore their own vulnerabilities and demonstrate their own strengths. Also available in paperback / eBook via Amazon  


Dear Reader, This is an anthology compiled of the best poems from the authors published by Writing Knights Press in 2014

(Project Gutenberg, 2015) eBook

 FourPlay #18 - #19: Poetry 4 Food III - Food Drive FourPlay
 (Writing Knights Press, 2014)
Money from All Purchases will be donated to the Canton Sunday Picnic $2

 PAGE-A-DAY POETRY ANTHOLOGY (Writing Knights Press, 2014)

 Includes six new poems by James Schwartz

Poets from all over the world  (United States, United Kingdom, India, Canada and more) have collaborated to bring the first ever Writing Knights Press Page-A-Day Poetry Anthology.
Herein are 365 written and visual depictions of life created by over 40 artists spanning 12 months. These pieces are intended for you to read, absorb, contemplate and share with others.


 Features stories by  Mitch Kellaway, Wayne Courtois-Seligman, Jorge Cino, Robert Siek, James Schwartz, Tom Hardin, Jae Christopher, Wes Funk, Reginald T. Jackson, Jerry L. Wheeler, Patrick Pink, and Gregory Gerard. Edited by Raymond Luczak.

 Best of Books by the Bed 2 (Bright City Books, 2014)
Paperback and eBook

Books by the bed are the constant-and ever-changing-companions of avid readers. They're special, different from the tomes of daylight, flirtatious, fun, provocative friends we array within easy reach, our last contacts with the conscious world before we surrender to sleep. Writers are particularly voracious consumers of the printed word, and eloquent propounders of those words. This book is the second annual collection of guest posts from the popular series of the same name on the We Wanted to Be Writers blog. In it, 28 writers divulge their current stashes-more than 250 volumes-and why they deserve this prime real estate.

Arrival and Departure (Writing Knights Press, 2014)
Also on AMAZON

A collection of topical and travel poetry.

 “On the road and on the prowl, James Schwartz delivers an explosive manifesto of personal liberation and revolution, from the Amish communities of Michigan to Putin’s bloody regime in Russia.” – Walter Beck, poet / freelance journalist

 The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America  
(inGroup Press, 2011)
eBook on Amazon.

(Squares and Rebels Press, 2012)

In Among the Leaves, 18 queer male poets share stories what it means to live in the Midwest. We learn what it’s like for them to play football and come up short. We feel their lingering effects of bullying. We experience the undeniable power of seasons affecting their moods as they ache for a meaningful connection. We learn what it means to celebrate in spite of the odds against them. But more than anything, we discover anew through their poems the redemptive power of love and renewal among the leaves growing and falling.

“The poetry in Among the Leaves crackles to life across plains both arid and wintry, from first crushes on grain-fed jock boys to fathers brandishing Bibles, guns, and catcher’s mitts. The Midwest is brought into sharp focus by a group of top-notch poets unafraid to explode the myth of the American heartland and expose the gritty, hard-scrabble realities of growing up gay there. I can’t remember an anthology so full of varied voices and styles that so deftly defines a region.” 
 — Collin Kelley, author of Render and Slow to Burn


Paperback / eBook on Amazon and Smashwords

FourPlay #14: Poetry 4 Food 2 
(Writing Knights Press, 2013) 

The second edition in an intended annual release to raise money and collect nonperishable items for the Akron-Canton Foodbank and the Canton Sunday Picnic. All money collected for this volume goes towards the Akron-Canton Foodbank.

FourPlay #12: Alpine Suite 
(Writing Knights Press, 2013)

Schwartz's four poem chapbook mixes classic imagery (mountains, fountains) with homoerotica, a love sonnet with calligrams. 

 Milk and Honey Siren (Nostrovia! Poetry, 2013) eBook Anthology

 Milk and Honey Siren is a nonprofit anthology of poetry and flash fiction. This collection reflects diversity in poetry, encompassing a wide variety of writing styles and poets.

All Poetry is Prayer A Fire! Anthology (Creative Justice Press, 2010)

James Schwartz's books on Goodreads

The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America
reviews: 9
ratings: 19 (avg rating 4.21)

Milk and Honey Siren Milk and Honey Siren
reviews: 4
ratings: 12 (avg rating 4.67)

Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience
reviews: 1
ratings: 7 (avg rating 5.00)

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