James Cummins

James Cummins was born in Ohio and grew up in the Midwest. He attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His first book, "The Whole Truth", a sequence of sestinas about the Perry Mason characters, was reissued in 2003 in the Classic Contemporary Series at Carnegie Mellon University Press. His other books include "Portrait in a Spoon", "Then & Now", and, co-authored with David Lehman, "Jim and Dave Defeat the Masked Man", a collection of the poets' sestinas. He is curator of the Elliston Poetry...See more