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James Compton Bockmier

Born: 1982 in St. Louis, Missouri
Connection to Illinois: Bockmier lived in Springfield.

Biography: James Compton Bockmier was born and bred in St. Louis, with academic training in ancient and medieval philosophy, James has since found a niche in central Illinois as Director of Outreach for Springfield Poets and Writers, as well as serving on the board of the biennial interfaith Liturgical and Sacred Arts Festival. James fills his days with reading , writing, yoga, meditation, arts appreciation and cat adoration.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

ISBN: 0578753286 OCLC:

Threshpress 2021

Collection of poetry divided into two main sections: Sanctuary and forecourt. The poems in sanctuary deal with philosophical/spiritual themes while the poems in forecourt can be classified as light or occasional verse.