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James Miller, a writer and educator from the Texas Gulf Coast, holds a doctorate in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he studied American and global Anglophone literature. He has taught literature, film and composition classes for over twenty years.


In recent years, James has returned not only to his native Houston area, but to his first love—poetry. He is widely published in a variety of journals and anthologies, including the 2021 edition of Best Small Fictions from Sonder Press, and the Marvelous Verses chapbook from Daily Drunk Press. His “Packing the Spices” won the Connecticut Poetry Award in 2020.


James is currently working on several longer poetry and flash sequences. The Session is Now in Session explores his experience of epilepsy, while Learning to Leave Home documents his evolving relationship with Texas, hometown paralysis, and family trauma. His collection The Clasp features a sequence of love poems, dedicated to his wife and collaborator Nicole Kenley-Miller.

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