"It's certainly not inappropriate to describe James Calemine as a rare poet, even when he's working in prose...but ultimately the categories don't matter. All that matters are the words themselves, and James' words are high octane, electric, significant. I'll go ahead and say it: He's one of our great living American writers, and that's a sure bet."--Daniel Hutchens (Bloodkin)
"James Calemine. That's a great name. I'll remember that name..."
--Harry Crews Author of Florida Frenzy, The Gospel Singer, Feast of Snakes and Blood & Grits
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"James Calemine's writing executes a perfect balance of soul to science, flourish to frankness, and imagery to movement. His writing reveals awareness of the intricacies of life--the human experience--with a "lifted" experience." --Eleanor Underhill (Underhill Rose)
"James Calemine is one of my favorite writers." --Todd Nance (Widespread Panic & Interstellar Boys)
"Imagine walking down a dirt road in rural south Georgia. A chorus of cicadas, crickets, banjos and frogs permeate the air. It's dusk and your mind is soaring on poetic thermals! A southern gothic daydream! Snake nation! Spanish moss! James Calemine! Bloodkin! It all makes perfect sense now..." --Mark Neill (Grammy-winning producer of Soil of the South Studio)
"James Calemine is a seeker of truth...which makes him a good friend of mine." --Marc Ford (The Black Crowes, Magpie Salute, Ben Harper & The Neptune Blues Club)
"Ask me anything, James. You are a man and a writer with the best intentions. You only find one out of a thousand like you..."
--Colonel Bruce Hampton