Let This be A Warning // More Songs

  was on the road with his psychedelic punk blues band, The Saint James Catastrophe, when he picked up the heroin smoking habit. This inevitably led to a California high desert penal colony where he reinvented himself as a writer of the darkly absurd.

His poetry, fiction, and essays have been published in Confrontation, Meridian, Tears In The Fence, On Spec, Lynx Eye, The Sun, and other less reputable literary gazettes. He has three sons, Zachary, Dylan and Lowell who are gentlemen and geniuses. Continue.

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December 30, 2010 - Congratulations! The Iowa Review has chosen Saint James' rabble letters as the winner of 2010's Tim McGinnis Award, which is given to the writer with the most surprising and unusual work of the year!

February 14, 2009 - St. James' poem collection A Note Found in the Desert has just been released! It is available for $9 (U.S. dollars) plus $2 (U.S. shipping) from March Street Press. Order your copy now.