Mr. MacDonald was an avid lover of books, writing, and poetry. With a BA and MA in English from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland he traveled to Canada and finally settled in the United States in the late fifties. His life cut short at age 49 from complications with rheumatoid arthritis, he left behind a novel based loosely on the amputation of his right foot, short stories, and poetry, such as the one written here for his wife.
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Until further notice, our James Alexander MacDonald Poetry Book Award will be offered periodically instead of annually with no reading fee.
We offer the publication of a previously unpublished manuscript of poetry in English and author copies for those selected.
Send 50-70 pages typed, single-spaced on one side of the page only, on white 8 1/2" X 11" paper. Please do not send your only copy, as manuscripts cannot be returned.
Include a title page with your name, current address, telephone number or e-mail address. Also include a short bio and an acknowledgements page.
Mail to: ADP, JAM Poetry Book Award, P.O. Box 202, Chatham, IL 62629.
Or email as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
JAM POETRY BOOK AWARD WINNERS SINCE 2009
Jean Staff, Illinois
Nancy Ganguli, Washington
Hugh Moore, Illinois
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