James Hall is possessed by the family romance, in particular the figure of a difficult mother who looms on his imaginative stage. 'I was, ' he writes, 'mothered into art.' And then some: Hall's poems are psychically charged, nervy, both measured and fevered, compassionate and outrageous, and alive to the very core. - Mark Doty, author of Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems Now You're the Enemy is a brilliant exploration of the structure of feeling. This debut collection, in an astonishing sleight of hand, inflates representation in order to deflate the inner screen that provides both the darkness and the monsters. - Claudia Rankine, editor of American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetic
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Author Biography - James Allen Hall
James Allen Hall is assistant professor of English at Bethany College in West Virginia. Now You're the Enemy was a finalist for the Walt Whitman Book Award and a semifinalist for the Crab Orchard/Open Competition Book Award. He's the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and three Pushcart Prize nominations.