The UA Poetry Center is proud to present James Allen Hall.
James Allen Hall's first book of poems, Now You're the Enemy, published as a winner in the 2008 University of Arkansas Poetry Series, won awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Fellowship of Southern Writers. His collection of personal lyric essays, I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well, was published in 2017 by Cleveland State University Poetry Center Press after winning their Essay Collection Award, selected by Chris Krauss.
James Hall is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation of the Arts, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Recent poems have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies such as Best American Poetry 2012, Iowa Review, New England Review, A Public Space, Poem-A-Day, and elsewhere. Recent lyric essays have appeared in Bennington Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Cutbank, and Copper Nickel, as well as the anthology The Poem's Country(Pleiades Press). He currently serves as editor in chief for Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal at Washington College, which has received two Best American Poetry selections. He teaches creative writing and literature at Washington College on Maryland's Eastern shore.