James Brasfield (born January 19, 1952 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American poet and translator.
He graduated from Armstrong State College, and Columbia University, with an MFA.
His work has appeared in AGNI, Chicago Review, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, The Iowa Review, New Orleans Review, Poetry Wales, The Seattle Review, and The Southern Review.
He taught at Western Carolina University. He was visiting assistant professor in the University of Memphis. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine. He teaches in the English Department at Pennsylvania State University.