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Poet JAMES SHEA
is the author of Star in the Eye, selected for the 2008 Fence Modern Poets Series and named as a “Favorite Book of 2008” by the
Chicago Sun-Times. His poems have appeared in various journals, including American Letters and Commentary, Boston Review,
Colorado Review, jubilat, and Verse. His translations of Japanese poetry can be found in The Iowa Review, Circumference,
and Gin’yu. A former research fellow at Utsunomiya University in Japan, he received an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’
Workshop. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, and as a poet-in-residence in the
Chicago public schools. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan University.