James Bertolino's eleventh volume of poetry, Every Wound Has A Rhythm, has been published by World Enough Writers. Since 1968, 26 of his chapbooks and volumes have been published by 17 presses in nine states, including Copper Canyon Press, Carnegie Mellon University Press and the Quarterly Review of Literature Award Series at Princeton University. Fellowship awards and residencies have come from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, the Book-of-the-Month Club, the Discovery Award, the Djerassi Foundation, Espy Foundation and Oregon State University's Spring Creek Project. In 2007 he received the Jeanne Lohmann Poetry Prize for Washington State poets. He has taught creative writing at Cornell University, University of Cincinnati, Western Washington University and, for 2005-06, at Oregon’s Willamette University, where he was Writer-in-Residence. He served as a judge for the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 American Book Awards in poetry, and selected the winning manuscript for the 2010 Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook series. He lives outside Bellingham, Washington with artist/poet Anita K. Boyle, where he has retired to full-time writing.
Village Books is pleased to carry copies of James' new book, Every Wound Has a Rhythm, as well as five of his previously published poetry books. Please call 360-671-2626 to obtain copies.