One portion of David James’ trail of no ended when his second book, She Dances Like Mussolini, was published in 2009 (25 years after his first book, A Heart Out of This World by Carnegie Mellon U. Press). This book won the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award for poetry. His third book, My Torn Dance Card, was a finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie book award.
James has five chapbooks and has had more than thirty of his one-act plays produced from New York City to San Diego, CA.
He teaches writing at a community college in Michigan.