John James

John James is the author of The Milk Hours (Milkweed, 2019), selected by Henri Cole for the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. His poems appear in Boston ReviewKenyon ReviewGulf CoastPoetry NorthwestBest American Poetry 2017, and elsewhere. He lives in California, where he is pursuing a PhD in English and Critical Theory at UC Berkeley. 


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Language Does Not Need to Be Hopeful to Provide Hope: A Conversation Between John James and Christopher Kondrich
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