Leland James is the author of four books of poetry. He has published over 200 poems in journals and magazines worldwide including The Lyric, Form Quarterly; The South Carolina Review; The Spoon River Poetry Review; New Millennium Writings; HQ The Haiku Quarterly, and The London Magazine. He was the winner of The UK’s Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize, and the Writer’s Forum short poem contest. He has received honors in many others competitions and was recently nominated for a Push Cart Prize.
“Always on the move, suggesting new patterns and connections, creases and folds ... pugnaciously tender vernacular." -Oz Hardwick for Aesthetica Magazine
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from Little Red Tree Publishing, LLC
"Poised skillfully between Aesop’s fables and The History of World War II, Leland James’ enchanting allegorical tale relates the story of the war with a cast of cleverly chosen animals. Brilliantly illustrated by Anne Zimanski, “Animal Land” is a must-read for children from nine to ninety. A page-turning mixture of wonder and horror with a message for our own times
proclaimed at its closing by a wise old owl."
--Johnmichael Simon, editor Cyclamens and Swords Publishing.
Little Red Tree Publishing: http://littleredtree.com/animal-land-an-allegorical-fable/
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“Leland James’ mystical yet earthbound poems are among the most moving I’ve encountered. He has an understated way of telling stories in verse that reveal profound insights into nature and the wonder of the cosmos ...
—Don Williams, Founder and Editor Emeritus, New Millennium Writings
Finishing Line Press:https://finishinglinepress.com/index.php?cPath=2&sort=2a&filter_id=1685
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Inside Apples contains poems in both open and formal verse, in moods whimsical and reflective.
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