Black Ice & Fire


BIF cover Black Ice & Fire will hopefully go out as a trade paperback book  on Amazon this calendar year.Some technical difficulties and another writing assignment have created a hang-up for the September roll-out.  Once it is  published, a  Kindle E- book will  follow on Amazon shortly thereafter. As Black Ice & Fire is about to go to press, a book of short stories will start to appear called, Now these Present Ghosts It is up and running now and  leads off with the first half of a 10 Chapter Novella —I will endeavor to post one per week. Then, 2014-2015  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  trade paperback book and  Kindle book.  And of course I must apologize for the delay. The availability  will be first announced here–& in a post all followers will receive. Thanks again!  James Kelly


I, James Kelly, am a writer living in Northern California; I’ve 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.  I live and write poetry  by the Sacramento River and I’m working on a novel and a book of short stories.

Black Ice &  Fire, is my third book of poetry. These poems were written between 1976 and  2014.  My 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.


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5 thoughts on “Black Ice & Fire

  1. Glad to see you are amounting to something though it pains me to see that you have settled in Calif. Look us up if you pass through
    Gold Hill. Phone # is still the same.


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