James Berkowitz

Los Angeles, CA
Website: 
www.jamesberkowitz.com

Author's Bio

James Berkowitz is a poet, writer, and multi-media artist. He has published two books "Canteen Trumpets at Noon" and "The Angels are Watching" both available for viewing at Poets House NYC. Recent credits include an anthology “Men in the Company of Women”, a literary journal “Blood & Honey Review”, an online journal “The Saturday Special: Lovelorn Poets”, and “The Examiner” in both Boston and Los Angeles amongst several places where his work is recognized. James is currently at work on a collection of poems and short stories as well as reading and performing live. He loves the magnificence of nature and its many settings as well as the pulse and stimulation of city streets. His greatest reward is connecting with other sentient beings.

Publications and Prizes

Spoken Word Performance

The Last Bookstore
2012)
Tribal Cafe
2011)
Beyond Baroque
2012)
Venice Breeze Suites
2012)
Harlem Place Cafe
2011)
Industry Cafe and Jazz
2012)

More Information

Listed as:
Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Other
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Boston, MA
Raised in: 
Boston, MA

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
WITNESS by MARIO BENEDETTI, MEN IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN by ANTHOLOGY
Favorite Books:
Leaves of Grass, Siddartha, Of Mice and Men, The Journey Home, The Alchemist, Witness, The Painted Bird, Letters to a Young Poet, Howl, Big Sur, Grapes of Wrath, Gitanjali, Open Closed Open, Old Man by the Sea, Rubaiyat, Ideas & Opinions, In the Shadows of Man...
Favorite Authors:
Walt Whitman, William Blake, Langston Hughes, Jack Kerouac, Arthur Rimbaud, Robert Frost, Nazim Hikmet, Yehuda Amichai, Mario Benedetti, Pablo Neruda, Rabindranath Tagore, Jacques Prevert, Rainer Maria Rilke, Anna Akhmatova, Alexander Pushkin, Boris Pasternak, Antler, Alberto Blanco, Jerzy Kosinski, John Steinbeck, Arthur Miller, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Herman Hesse, Li Po, Tu Fu, Wislawa Symborska, Adam Zagajewski, Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Omar Khayyam, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein, James Lasdun, David Bezmozgis, Paolo Coehlo...

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Listing last updated: June 29, 2013.

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