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.
- Inheritance and Other Poems. Armstrong College Press. (Chapbook)
- Ledger of Crossroads. Louisiana State University Press. December 2009. ISBN 978-0-8071-3520-4.
- Diane Boller, Don Selby, Chryss Yost, ed. (2003). Poetry Daily: 366 Poems from the World's Most Popular Poetry Website. Sourcebooks, Inc. ISBN 978-1-4022-0151-6.