Black Ice & Fire will be taken down August 1, 2014 and will go out as a Kindle Book on Amazon shortly thereafter. A physical book may follow sometime later, Lord willing. As Black Ice & Fire goes down, a book of short stories will start to appear here on James Ross Kelly.com called Now these Present Ghosts that will be about 50 stories of similar genre of many of my poems–I will try to post one per week. Then, 2015 may begin to see my novel, its about 50,000 words and is in a second draft.
This blog was intended to assemble new and old poems from the past 40 years. I’m still writing poetry, but other things have always been clanking around in the big wondering machine that makes this go.
I personally want to deeply thank those of you that have followed this Blog on WordPress and elsewhere, and hope you will buy the upcoming modestly priced Kindle book. The availability will be first announced here–in a post all followers will receive. Thanks again! James Kelly
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. Mr. Kelly lives and writes poetry by the Sacramento River and is working on a novel and a book of short stories.
Black Ice & Fire, is James Kelly’s third book of poetry. These poems were written between 1976 and 2014. Mr. 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 2014 James Ross Kelly, all rights reserved, no film, digital, or print reproductions without author’s written permission, except for brief excerpts for review.