James P. Roberts
Biography of James P. Roberts
Born in Waterloo, Iowa on March 22,1960. Graduated B.A. English from the University of Northern Iowa in 1988. Currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin where he operates The Seven Seas Word Factory, a publishing consultancy.
James P. Roberts's Works:
Return To Derleth: Selected Essays (non-fiction: White Hawk Press,1993) . Dark Iowa, Bright Iowa (science fiction/fantasy/horror anthology: White Hawk Press,1994) . Return To Derleth: Selected Essays, Volume Two (non-fiction: White Hawk Press,1995) . Derne Runes (poetry: White Hawk Press,1996) . Haunted Voices: Selected Poetry and Art from Lituanus (poetry anthology: White Hawk Press,1996) . Bourland (dark fantasy novel: The Other Door Press,1999) . Famous Wisconsin Authors (literary biography: Badger Books,2002) . Howlin' Wolf! : A Fan's History Of The Highs and Lows During Five Stormy Years With The Madison Black Wolf (non-fiction, baseball: White Hawk Press,2002) . Spirit Fire (poetry: Hawk & Whippoorwill,2003) . Darkling I Listen, And For Many A Time...And Other Imaginations (science fiction/fantasy/horror short story collection: The Other Door Press,2005) . Dancing With Poltergeists (poetry, Popcorn Press,2008) .
James P. Roberts Poems
August Derleth At 100
How many more books would you have written granted an extra thirty-eight years? The thought is staggering.
Words And Definitions I Wish I Knew
Sugricality: the habit of sprinkling sugar on cereal. Zoomitose: the blank state of mind one gets when driving for a long time. Amblicraz: walking with shaky knees. Duplilody: playing the same song twice.
She rose up as an island out of the sea, her sparkling presence enveloping me,
A Mad Rollin' Night Spent With The Reser...
When the first star appeared I went ANYA KNEES and prayed to the Lord to CLARA PATH through this sweltering HEAT like a DUTCH OVEN. In the meadow
Bottom Of The Fourteenth
The death toll in Iraq today reached 10,000 American soldiers; over one million Iraqis have been killed since the invasion started in March of 2003.
Ode: On The Intimations Of Literary Immo...
They do it all so dispassionately! Copy after copy of your book - the holy of holies - all your condensed thoughts and dreams, the tangible evidence of your blood, sweat, and, yes, even tears, mostly shed during the sleepless midnight
The Wizard Of Shelley At Broom Street
The scarecrow loses balance and flops to the ground, her long dark hair askew, bewildered brown eyes
In Judging 424 Hungry Poems, He Comes To...
1. Never end your poem with 'forever'. 2. Avoid 'the' with all your might. 3. Sentimentality works fine for Hallmark. 4. Death is everywhere, always has been.
Feast With The Beasts
It was called 'Feast with the Beasts': having lunch at the Zoo amidst all the exotic animals. Thousands of people lined up
Favorite Food Composers: A Classical Col...
1. Donutzetti = Donizetti 2. Palinguini = Paganini 3. Strawberinsky = Stravinsky 4. Rachstroganoff = Rachmaninoff
Cranberry harvest over they invade the doll kingdom for a brief season of musical language, coffee,
Your body is a map of labyrinthine ways. I unwind a slender thread to weave among colorful paths:
Doing John Wayne Gacy's Laundry
What May Come
Do not tell me I do not know what is coming, proud bookish one, secure in your knowledge.
What May Come
Do not tell me I do not
know what is coming,
proud bookish one,
secure in your knowledge.
The symptoms you describe
I have felt for years.
The body's slow decay
is quickening now.
That which once was easy