james p. roberts
BIO: Has had nine books published to date in the fields of dark fantasy (BOURLAND), poetry (DERNE RUNES and SPIRIT FIRE), literary non-fiction (FAMOUS WISCONSIN AUTHORS, RETURN TO DERLETH: SELECTED ESSAYS, HAUNTED VOICES: SELECTED POETRY & ART FROM LITHUANIA) and baseball history (HOWLIN' WOLF!: A FAN'S HISTORY OF THE HIGHS AND LOWS DURING FIVE STORMY YEARS WITH THE MADISON BLACK WOLF). Previous appearances in The Baltimore Review, Urbanus, Red Owl Magazine, Requiem, and a few dozen other 'zines. Past President and current Board Member of the August Derleth Society and very active in the Wisconsin literary scene. Also sends his alter ego, The Captain, out some evenings to perform at musical venues in the Madison area where he plays the charango, balalaika, mandolin, guitar, and throat-sings.
For a catalogue of available books, write to: James P. Roberts, 324 Kedzie St. #30, Madison, WI 53704.
TO THE PERSON WHO HAS JUST BOUGHT MY BOOK
take this book home tonight, to sit in your lounge-chair
have finished reading this book, having wrung
it! Scatter the ashes on the steps of a library.
FISHING ANOTHER POET OUT OF THE EAST RIVER
farm boy gone to college,
slept in a cardboard box in a filthy alley