Jim Coppoc is the award-winning author of three books and two chapbooks of poetry; four good plays; a forgettable textbook; and a host of articles, essays, short prose, etc.  He was among the founding faculty of the low-res MFA program at Chatham University, and he taught writing, literature and American Indian Studies for many years at Iowa State University.  Jim has collaborated with groups from the National Endowment for the Arts to the Iowa and Wyoming Arts Councils to prisons, preschools, churches, bars and everything between.  He currently lives in Ames, Iowa with two amazing sons and the best dog ever, and he is hard at work on a novel  about angels, demons, boarding school, and what it means to be blood.

Click here for Jim's interview in Blast Furnace, where he talks about Manhattan BeatitudeReliquary, the writer's life, and the long history of Slam.

Click here for a review of Jim's poetry.

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