James Tolan


James Tolan is a poet and educator. His poetry collection Mass of the Forgottten was published by Autumn House Press in 2013. He is the co-editor of New America: Contemporary Literature for a Changing Society (Autumn House Press, 2012). Red Walls was published by Dos Madres Press in 2011. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Louisiana and has received fellowships and awards from such places as Assoicated Writing Programs, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the New York Department of Cultural Affairs. Tolan writes because the other things he makes don’t last. The food, eaten. The house, renovated, then sold. The life, invented yet again. He writes because he knows no other way to lure the dead, because the words romance him still.