Leland James is the author of three books of poetry. He has been published in over fifty journals and magazines worldwide, including The South Carolina Review; The Spoon River Poetry Review; New Millennium Writings; The London Magazine; Vallum; Orbis; Magma; Osprey, Scotland’s international journal of literature; HQ, The Haiku Quarterly; and The Society of Classical Poets Journal. He was the winner of The Little Red Tree Publishing poetry prize, the Portland Pen Poetry Contest, the Writer’s Forum short poem contest, and an International Publication Prize winner in an Atlanta Review poetry competition; also he was runners-up for the Fish International (Ireland), the Welsh, The London Magazine, and the Society of Classical Poet’s Poetry prizes. He has placed or received honors in dozens of other competitions, including, Aesthetica Magazine; Morton Marr, The Southwest Review; and the Bridport Prize. Leland received the Franklin-Christoph Merit Award for Poetry in 2008 and was nominated for a 2014 Push Cart Prize.
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.
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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
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Inside Apples contains poems in both open and formal verse, in moods whimsical and reflective.
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