Meet The Poet: James Diaz


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James Diaz is a poet striving for light in upstate New York. They are the author of two full length books of poetry, This Someone I Call Stranger (Indolent Books, 2018) and All Things Beautiful Are Bent (Alien Buddha Press, 2021) as well as the founding editor of Anti-Heroin Chic. Their work has appeared most recently in Rust + Moth, Bear Creek Gazette, Resurrection Mag, Line Rider Press, Cobra Milk and Misery Tourism

1.What does your memory smell like?

For as long as I can remember, I called itthe North. I grew up down south, in a not so happy place, but the memory of the wind around my Grandmother’s lakeside house, in the woods of upstate New York, it was something, I couldn’t quite tell you what, that I would every now and again detect a memory-trace of in my unhappy places…

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