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James Meetze

James Meetze


  • Ph.D., Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • M.A., Engaged Humanities & the Creative Life, Pacifica Graduate Institute

James Meetze is the author of five books of poetry, including Phantom Hour (2016) and Dayglo (2010), which was selected by Terrance Hayes as winner of the Sawtooth Poetry Prize, both published by Ahsahta Press. His two most recent books are Neki Novi Hramovi (Some New Temples), translated into Croatian by Ivana Bošnjak (Naklada Bošković: 2020) and Kasno u Dugome Sada (Late in the Long Now), translated into Serbian by Uroš Ristanović (No Rules Izdavaštvo, 2020). He is editor, with Simon Pettet, of Other Flowers: Uncollected Poems by James Schuyler (FSG, 2010). His poetry has been translated into Spanish, Turkish, Finnish, Serbian, and Croatian. He is also co-writer and executive producer of the short film, The Conservationist, which was an official selection at multiple international film festivals and won Best Thriller: Short at the Grand Budapest Film Festival. Meetze holds a B.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from University of California, Santa Cruz, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Poetry from Mills College, and received his doctorate in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute where his thesis was entitled, “Orphic Capability and the Lyric Self: Multiplicity and Self-making at the Threshold of Contemporary Poetry” He divides his time between Split, Croatia and San Diego, California, where he teaches writing and film studies at University of Arizona Global Campus and in the MA in Engaged Humanities & the Creative Life at Pacifica Graduate Institute.