James Crews

PhD, 2016

Creative Writing


James Crews’ work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Ploughshares, Raleigh Review, Crab Orchard Review, The New Republic, and The Sun, as well as on Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry newspaper column, and he is a regular contributor to The London Times Literary Supplement. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The author of two collections of poetry, The Book of What Stays (Prairie Schooner Prize and Foreword Book of the Year Citation, 2011) and Telling My Father (Cowles Prize, 2017), Crews is also co-editor of several anthologies of poetry, including Healing the Divide: Poems of Kinship and Connection and How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope (Workman Press, March 2021). He leads Mindfulness & Writing workshops and retreats throughout the country and works as a writing coach with groups and individuals. He lives with his husband, Brad Peacock, in Shaftsbury, Vermont.

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