J.R. Graham

Biography

J.R. Graham (Justin R. Graham) is a local news journalist / freelance writer of western New York. He currently works for The Villager (Newspaper).

Graham has a B.A. degree in Communication from SUNY at Buffalo and is a talented artist and musician.

Graham's fictional works are featured in The Eclectic Muse (Poetry Journal), Bell's Letters: America's Coffee House of Poets, and Fullosia Press.

The Author's Blog can be found here: http://jbirds830.wordpress.com

ACCLAIM / COMMENTS FOR THE AUTHOR:

NEVER A BIRD CRY SORROW (POEM):
"Sigmund Freud would have given anything if poets in his era had clarified the nature of man through poetry. But he couldn't, so it was left to Justin to take psychoanalysis to the next level."
- Jim Bell, Editor; Bells Letters Poets, 2013 (Issue 142).

CHANGE (POEM):
"I would answer NO! We have had plenty of chances to avoid Armageddon, Hades, and the Lake of Fire and Brimstone. Yet they still threaten us."

"Justin's deep probe of the bird world leaves me agog; such beautiful logic, and here all my life, I've been dreaming I had wings."
- Jim Bell, Editor; Bells Letters Poets, 2013-2014 (Issue 143 and 144)

"It is great to see Graham developing as a writer."
- Dan Haldeman, President, Book Hub Inc, 2013.

Smashwords Interview

Are there any particular pieces of music that you listened to while writing, or that inspired these poems? - Elizabeth Love
Not in paticular. But for "Sevenling," the idea of an orchestra and it's director was envisioned, and the metaphors therein.
What was your inspiration for putting together this collection of pieces? Was there a common theme you wanted to express throughout the works? - Elizabeth Love
I was mostly trying to incorporate the theme of "change" within people's lives... the differences we may overcome or avoid in one's existence; however some of the poems were re-written from ideas I had pieced together from my years in high school and junior college (such as "A castle in the sky" and "The fidelity express"), therefore, those works were more adaptable to one's imagination.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find J.R. Graham online


Where to buy in print


Books

Forever Nightfall
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 15,550. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Part one of a short story e-book collection, by J.R. Graham.
Changes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A Collection of 12 poems, including both freestyle and formatted verse.

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