A Reading by Poet Sonja James

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Thursday, October 4
McGriff Alumni House

The Department of English cordially invites the Sewanee community to a poetry reading by Sonja James.

Sonja James, a 1986 graduate of the College, is the author of The White Spider in My Hand (New Academia Publishing/Scarith Books, 2015) and Calling Old Ghosts to Supper (Finishing Line Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in FieldThe Gettysburg ReviewOmniVerseBeloit Poetry Journal, the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, and Poet Lore.

She was a finalist in the 2016 Coal Hill Review Chapbook Contest sponsored by Autumn House Press. Among her honors are five Pushcart Prize nominations. She also writes a weekly poetry book review column for 
The Journal, a West Virginia newspaper.

She has an M.A. in Literature from Duke University and resides in Martinsburg, West Virginia.