MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2017
James Allen Hall's first book of poems, Now You're The Enemy, won awards fiom the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Fellowship of Southem Writers. Poems from that book appeared in Boston Review, American Letters & Commentary, TriQuarterly, Painted Bride Quarterly, Alaska Quarterly Review, West Branch, and elsewhere. He has recently completed a manuscript entitled Romantic Comedy, which comprises poems that have appeared in Agni, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Arts and Letters, and the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, as well as in Best American Poetry 2012, edited by Mark Doty. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation of the Arts, the University of Arizona Poetry Center, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Hall is also the author of a collection of lyric essays, I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well, which won the 2016 Cleaveland State University Poetry Center Essay Collection Award, judged by Chris Kraus. Essays appeared in Story Quarterly, Alaska Quarterly Review, Cutbank, Redivider, Bellinghan Review, and Bennington Review. He teaches creative writing and literature at Washington College, where he serves as an associate professor of English and directs the Rose O'Neill Literary House.