James, J.W.

Joanne James is a native of Syracuse, New York. She is a philosopher and student of myth, language and dream. She makes her home in Santa Cruz, California where she lives with her life partner, the poet, Karen James.

Fish Dreams, or St. Anthony's Sermon
2004 0-7734-3545-X
Special Mention for Mellen Poetry Press Contest

While the Christian myth of St. Anthony’s sermon to the fish is at the core of this visionary poem, it is the mystical exploration of dreaming that St. Anthony is concerned with. His sermon is an invocation in a world that is fluid, ambiguous, discontinuous and yet whole.

A Book-Length Poem.