James Welsh


James Welsh is a writer whose poetry has been published in roughly a dozen literary magazines, including New Plains Review and Grasslimb.

He can be reached by email if you have any questions or comments about his work: jaygee1988@hotmail.com

Individual Poems Published

"Calypso for Excuses." The Stray Branch (Spring/Summer 2013)
"Ghosts in Subway Windows." See Spot Run (February 2012)
"Benediction for the Outside." New Plains Review (Fall 2011)
"Tricycle Worlds." Kaleidoscope (July 2011)
"Where Fireflies End, and Lightning Begins." Mused (2011)
"Penelope's Lament." The Centrifugal Eye (April 2011)
"Judgment of Paris." Three Line Poetry (Issue 2, 2011)
“Colors (An Old Man to His Wife).” flashquake (Summer 2010)
“I Am My Muse’s Right Hand.” Grasslimb 8(2)
“I Built My Sandbox in The Atlantic.” Caesura 29(2008- 2009)
“how a speed bump destroyed the world.” Caesura 29(2008- 2009)
“Ironing Out Hypocrisy.” Westward Quarterly 36(Spring 2009)
“Light on Broken Windows.” Westward Quarterly 36(Spring 2009)
“Learning to Walk.” Soul Fountain 35(Fall 2008)
“A Nervous Kind of Happy.” Westward Quarterly (Summer 2008)


Blackbird Cry
Price: Free! Words: 73,290. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Not only is Dylan losing his home and job, but he finds out that he has to train his replacement at work. However, as he trains her, he finds that he is falling for her, and Dylan goes from wondering how trapped a man can be to wondering how free a man can be.
In the Year of My Revolution
Price: Free! Words: 54,950. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » General
It is December 1892, and a train carrying rival ranchers has become snowbound in Nebraska. If the blizzard doesn't kill the passengers on board the train, a mysterious killer will. As the body count rises and the tensions heat and the temperature drops, it is up to a vagrant and a reporter to find out the truth and save the West from another range war.
Runaway Odysseus: Collected Poems 2008-2012
Price: Free! Words: 30,910. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A collection of all of James Welsh's poems from 2008 to 2012.
Where the Sugarcane Tastes Like Dirt
Price: Free! Words: 42,810. Language: American English. Published: November 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Right now, our Hero’s brushing his teeth – tomorrow is his first day of work, at a job that doesn’t have a title at an agency that doesn’t have a name. He doesn’t know it yet, but when he looks up in the mirror, he’s going to see a round little man with round little glasses looking at him. And this will probably surprise Hero, because he’s not a round little man with round little glasses.
Pale Eyes
Price: Free! Words: 98,240. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
(5.00 from 1 review)
When the invincible Zeus is killed, his daughter Athena must rally her chaotic family of gods against a rising darkness, one that will not stop until Greece’s beauty is in ashes.
Through the Woods of Babel
Price: Free! Words: 43,960. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Henry, a baron’s son, runs away from his comfortable life to fight in the trenches of World War One. He wants to fight to earn his chivalry, just like his heroes did. But as the Battle of Somme and its promise for blood approaches, Henry finds himself in an even larger battle: one that pits him against his father, his generals, his heroes, and even the love of his life.
Tidal Swans
Price: Free! Words: 36,420. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Not only do some people want to get hurt, but they will go to any length for the feeling.
Those Years Without
Price: Free! Words: 72,110. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Peter de Vere, a soldier who has fled the crusader army, returns to his home in northern England to find his father dead and the family’s castle seized. Armed with little more than a ragtag army of rebels and his childhood friends, Milo and Isabella, Peter must prove that his home is worth fighting not only a tyrannical king but also one of the most brilliant generals of the medieval times.

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