Bluebird¬†is a wide-ranging and open-hearted chronicle of the poet’s life on an organic farm with his husband in rural Vermont. Written with clarity and attention to the moments that make life memorable, Crews urges us in his newest collection “To live unbound by time/and mind‚ÄĒto grow, speak, touch and taste/at a pace that feels more real.”

James Crews’
poems have appeared in¬†Ploughshares, Christian Century,¬†and¬†The New Republic, and have been featured on Tracy K. Smith’s The Slowdown and Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry column.¬†His first collection of poetry,¬†The Book of What Stays, won the 2010 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and received a¬†Foreword¬†Magazine¬†Book of the Year Citation. He is also the author of¬†Telling My Father,¬†winner of the Cowles Poetry Prize, and editor of the bestselling¬†Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection, also from Green Writers Press.¬†He teaches at SUNY-Albany and leads Mindfulness & Writing workshops across the country. You can find out more at¬†


Paperback Original
80 pages  I  5.5 x 8.5 in.
Price: 14.95
ISBN: 9781950584550
Pub Date: April 2020

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