James J. Hatfield is a Durham-based, displaced engineer who loves science and art, writes fiction and poetry, and other contradictions. He is a Weymouth Fellow and Sterling Room For Writer’s Fellow. His work has appeared or is upcoming in Barely South Review, Chaleur Magazine, littledeathlit, Havik, and Orange Terror. He is a founding member of the Peebles Writing Collective.
Statement on this year’s theme, The Citizen Poet: Work and Reconciliation
- I started working in a factory this year, which has forced me to download and appreciate when I’m outside. And for the sake of sanity, try to find the humanity inside a building with no windows for 10 hours a day. Searching for the natural within the industrious.
- Website: https://www.jamesjhatfield.com/
Participation at the 2019 West End Poetry Festival
- Curated open mic | Thursday, October 17 | 6:30 pm | Cats Cradle Back Room
For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.