Books Published by Silverfish Review Press
"James Hoch's A Parade of Hands is the work of a very gifted young poet for whom the lyric is both discovery and song. I'm drawn to his grave tones and graceful formal aptitude, in poems alternately hard as "steel piled in a yard" and mysterious as "a handful / of winged insects throbbing against glass." There is real peril here, not just the faux of melodrama one finds in much new poetry; and real experience — of travel, of work, of loves found and lives lost. Each line of these excellent poems is real, worked-over, lucid, revealing, melodic, and true." -- David Baker
James Hoch is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Before teaching, he worked as a dishwasher, cook, dockworker, foster parent, and social worker. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Gettysburg Review, and Poetry Daily. He received a 2002 Individual Artists Fellowship from the PA Council on the Arts.
- A Parade Of Hands