James Schwartz is a poet and slam performer striving for the simplicity of Cavafy mixed with modern gay wordplay and elements. Schwartz’s poetry / slam material dialogues of GLBTQ issues and affirmations of gay (night) life and love. Schwartz's poetry has been published by various poetry journals including Poetry Life and Times, Poetry 24, Politiku, Babel: The Multilingual Multicultural Online Journal, The New Verse News and Nostrovia! Poetry. His book, The Literary Party: Growing Up Gay and Amish in America, was published by inGroup Press in 2011 and most recently new poetry in Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience (2012), Milk and Honey Siren e-book (2013) anthologies and Alpine Suite (2013), Poetry 4 Food 2 (2013) chapbooks.