James Kelly is a writer living in Northern California; Mr. Kelly has been a journalist for Gannet, and a Travel Book Editor, and worked for the Forest Service in environmental planning in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Now, retired Mr. Kelly lives and writes poetry by the Sacramento River and is working on a novel for National Novel Writing Month beginning November 1, 2013.
Black Ice & Fire, is James Kelly’s third book of poetry. These poems were written between 1976 and 2013. James Kelly’s poems have appeared in the following publications: Westwind Review, Ashland, Oregon; Open Sky Seattle; Siskiyou Journal Ashland, Oregon; Don’t Read This, Ashland, Oregon; Table Rock Sentinel, Medford, Oregon; Poetry Motel, Duluth, Minnesota. Poems for a Scorpio Moon & Others, Ashland, Oregon; The Red Gate & Other Poems; a hand-set letter press chapbook published by Cowan & Tetley; 1984, Vancouver, B.C. All rights have been returned to author and all poems herein, Copyright 2013 James Ross Kelly, all rights reserved, no film, digital, or print reproductions without author’s written permission, except for brief excerpts for review.