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

He was a Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine from 1993 through 1994; he later returned to the Ukraine to teach at Yuri Fedkovych State University in 1999.[3] He taught at Western Carolina University and was visiting assistant professor in the University of Memphis in 2008 through 2009.[4] Brasfield currently teaches in the English Department at Pennsylvania State University.[5]



  • "Celan", AGNI, 2002
  • "Palladium" (2016), Originally published in Poem-a-Day on August 10, 2016, by the Academy of American Poets.
    • This poem was set to song, titled "Palladium", with permission from Brasfield by composer Edward Jacobs in 2017.
  • Inheritance and Other Poems. Armstrong College Press. (Chapbook)
  • Ledger of Crossroads. Louisiana State University Press. December 2009. ISBN 978-0-8071-3520-4.[8]
  • Infinite Altars. Louisiana State University Press. August 2016. ISBN 978-0807164242.[9]



  • Diane Boller, Don Selby, Chryss Yost, eds. (2003). Poetry Daily: 366 Poems from the World's Most Popular Poetry Website. Sourcebooks, Inc. ISBN 978-1-4022-0151-6.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)


  1. ^ McIntire, Dennis; Centre, International Biographical (January 1, 2001). International Who's who in Poetry and Poets' Encyclopaedia. International Biographical Centre. ISBN 9780948875595.
  2. ^ Poetry Wales. C. Davies. January 1, 2000.
  3. ^ http://weberjournal.weber.edu/archive/archive%20B%20Vol.%2011-16.1/Vol.%2012.2/12.2Brasfield.htm
  4. ^ http://www.memphis.edu/releases/mar09/brasfield.htm
  5. ^ "James Brasfield | Directory of Writers | Poets & Writers". www.pw.org. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "2000 PEN Literary Award Winners". www.infoplease.com. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  7. ^ http://www.pen.org/MemberProfile.php/prmProfileID/20669
  8. ^ Ledger of Crossroads, LSU Press, December 2009, retrieved February 6, 2015
  9. ^ Infinite Altars, LSU Press, August 2016, retrieved October 24, 2017

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