various verses   by james phoenix



Poetry is serious fun. Dictionaries are colorful palettes in black and white.


I enjoy sharing my poetry but am not enamored by the process or the venues. The Internet makes it all so self-driven, individual, and accessible. It's both local and global. I enjoy the process of e-publishing as well as that of writing.


I've been writing poetry since my mid-teens. It has been a road of discovery of what's inside and out in a cauldron of wordplay.


Some of my favorite haunts are captured in the photos below.

I am a Program Officer with the Fenwick Foundation and Vice President of the Metta Center for Nonviolence.


I have a Bachelor’s Of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from Hunter College of the City University of New York.


Have a look at my websites: Tame the Wind: A Call to Meditation and Reunion with Reality: Essays on New/Old Story.

The reading room at New York City's 42nd Street Public Library, a masterpiece.

Morton fig tree on Kaua'i

Chinese wisteria on C Street in San Rafael

Alpine Meadow, Truckee

Fog in the estero, Dillon Beach

Pasture in Tomales

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updated 5/7/2017