James Brasfield

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James Brasfield (born January 19, 1952 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American poet and translator.[1]


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,[2] The Seattle Review, and The Southern Review.[3]

He taught at Western Carolina University. He was visiting assistant professor in the University of Memphis.[4] He was a Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine.[5] He teaches in the English Department at Pennsylvania State University.[6]



  • 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. 


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