James Caroline

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Industry Publishing
Location Somerville, MA, United States
Introduction I really want a sailboat, a doberman, and a horse. Over the past 4 years, the award winning poet and performer James Caroline (Jme) has made a name for himself nationally through slams, chapbooks, and touring. His work is a rare mix of literary craft and vulnerability, and the intensity of his performances has garnered comparisons to Patti Smith. James was voted Best Local Author in the 2006 Boston Phoenix poll. He is a multiple winner of CPA's for Best Erotic Performance Poet and Best Slam Poet. James has guest-lectured and performed on three continents. He's been published in some brightly lit rags & others that exist in seedy basements. "Jme's poems are wound & balm. Clarions waking the denizens slumbering in the depths of our unconscious biases. The man is a living cudgel everyone should be hit with." Regie Gibson "He is the poet of complicit honesty, of untethered jubilation, of laminating adherences to what is profane and derelict because he is well acquainted with the outrages of the world. Ranging along the hinterlands of taboos, he boldly corrals their fearsome warnings into words of elegant defiance and terrifying affection." Tom Daley