writes poems and listens to punk rock, not always in that order. He has featured or competed at poetry slams, readings, music venues, and basements in almost every state east of the Mississippi, touring both as a solo artist and in support of musical acts ranging from punk bands to folk singers.
A 2012 Pushcart nominee, and founding editor of Tired Hearts Press, William's poems have been invited to the party at MUZZLE Magazine, Borderline Poetry, The Legendary, and are due to make a fashionably late entrance at Used Furniture Review.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT WILLIAM JAMES:
"..a gritty young writer with a great big punk rock heart and blood n' guts all over everything he writes...definitely one of the up and coming performance poetry names I keep an eye out for."
– Jared Paul of Prayers For Atheists
"William James is what I read when I need help not giving up. Each word he writes is another reason to fight. The world can be a dark and unforgiving place, William knows that, but he also knows how to knock some life back into it when all is almost lost."
– Sam Teitel, author, SURVIVE, SURVIVE, SURVIVE
"...the only poet that has given me chills head to toe from the beginning all the way to the end. His words are filled with passion like you wouldn't believe."
– Brian Morgante, Deadhorse
"[William James'] poems sound like growing up in the Rust Belt feels, and why all of us from there defend it like it was Paris"
– Sam Mercer, poet
""Why are you so ANGRY?!?!"
– Drunk girl at bar, Manchester NH