James C. L. Brown holds the MFA from American University, where he worked with Frank Conroy, Myra Sklarew, Kermit Moyer, Henry Taylor, Linda Pastan, James Alan McPherson, Joyce Kornblatt, Terry MacMillan, Moshe Dor, Ed Kessler, William Stahr, and others.
His scholarly papers include “On PTSD in The Great Gatsby” which will be published in Gargoyle, Number 64, Fall 2015, “Re-imag(in)ing the Ideal: Notes on Daisy’s Passing in The Great Gatsby” presented at the 7th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference, September, 2002, St. Paul, Minnesota, and subsequently published in Gargoyle; "The Religious Significance of the Battle Episode in A Farewell to Arms" presented at the American Literature Association Conference, May, 2000, Long Beach California, and "T.S. Eliot and the Paradox of Faith and Life", an alternate selection at the University of Hew Hampshire Symposium on Eliot, June, 1988.
He is CEO of Broadkill Publishing Associates, LLC, which publishes chapbooks under the Broadkill Press imprint, and full-length collections of fiction and poetry under the Broadkill River Press imprint.
He is the Founder, Publisher and Editor of The Broadkill Review, a PDF Literary Journal which comes out six times a year.
He is Founder and was, for the first decade, Director of the Annual John Milton Memorial Celebration of Poets and Poetry (now in the planning stages for year sixteen). His vision of a statue of John Milton in the Town of Milton was achieved (thanks to the Milton Community Foundatio with the financial assistance of, among other donors, the DDoA) in time for the opoet's 400th birthday.
He was, for the first nine years of the Prize, Director of the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize, which was then an annual chapbook manuscript competition open to Delmarva Poets. It is now open to full-length manuscripts.
He taught for thirteen years at George Washington University, eight years (concurrently with GWU) at Georgetown University, and two semesters at University of Delaware, and for three years at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware.
He taught the first Creative Writing Workshop (Poetry) to be offered at the Smithsonian Institution.
He was formerly Fiction Editor of The Washington Review of the Arts, and an Associate Editor with both the Sulphur River Literary Review and Wordwrights Magazine. He has served as a member of the Poetry Committee of the Folger Shakespeare Library. He also served as Poetry Critic for The Washington Times from 2005 to 2006.
Writing as Jamie Brown, his poetry has been published in, American Literary, Beltway Poetry Quarterly (on-line),The Cafe Review, Connecticut River Review, California Quarterly, Delaware Poetry Review (on-line), Delmarva Quarterly, Galley Sail Review, Gypsy Blood Review, Howling Dog, Midwest Poetry Review, Nebo, Negative Capability, Parnassus Poetry Journal, Phase and Cycle, Poet Lore, Poetry Motel, Potomac Review, The Review, San Fernando Poetry Journal, Spontaneous Combustion, Sulphur River Literary Review, Tekintet (Hungary), Voices International, Winners and Wordwrights Magazine.
His fiction has been published in The Fiction Review, Sulphur River Literary Review, The Washington Review, and Wordwrights Magazine.
His non-fiction has been published in Sulphur River Literary Review, The GW Forum, The Washington Review, Poet Lore, Dimensions Magazine, The Washington Times (see above), and SportsFan Magazine.
Five of his plays have been produced "off-Ken-Cen" in the DC Area, a revival of one of which, “Death Comes Twice,” a comedy about Sex and Death (and Sex with Death), swept the five major awards in the 2007 One-Act Play Competition in Milton, Delaware (Play, Director, Actor, Actress, Costuming).
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