James (Jim) Dott is a writer whose first love is poetry. He also writes short fiction and essays. Since retiring after over thirty years as an elementary teacher he has been able to focus on larger writing projects. His poetry has been described as lyric narrative and explores our relationships with nature and place.
Jim has published two books of poetry, Another Another Shore (2019 Kelsay Books) and
A Glossary of Memory (2015, Blind Slough Books).
He is seeking a publisher for his a full-length manuscript, Touch Wood, a collection of tree poems.
Jim's work has been published in local, national, and international print and online journals. Visit the Links and Sample Work pages to read some of Jim's poems.
He lives with his family in Astoria, Oregon near the mouth of the Columbia River. He gardens, tends chickens, and hikes the hills above town. He is a volunteer programmer at Coast Community Radio and is active in community theater and a local open mic.