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James C. Henderson is a graduate of Metropolitan State University in technical communication with a minor in creative writing and holds an MFA from Hamline University in writing. His poetry has appeared in several journals including Sleet Magazine, 42opus, Poetry Midwest, Haute Dish, the What Light poetry series at mnartists.org, and on air at KAXE/KBXE: Northern Community Radio’s program The Beat. A chapbook of his poetry, Chasing Delight, was published by Red Bird Chapbooks in October 2015. He lives in New Brighton, Minnesota with his lovely wife, Athena.




Recent Work



ARGUMENTS James C. Henderson Politicians on TV are arguing about the pandemic— who’s responsible for this, who for that, who’s … More →

Truth Is

TRUTH IS James C. Henderson During this time of pandemic I am doing nothing. Truth is, I like doing nothing. … More →


ESSENTIAL James C. Henderson I make the bed every morning I do the grocery shopping vacuum the carpets, and wash … More →

The Tiniest Patient

THE TINIEST PATIENT James C. Henderson —for Anastasia My granddaughter found a bird doing backflips in the middle of the … More →

The Nightgown

THE NIGHTGOWN James C. Henderson The birds are singing this morning just as they do every morning waking us each … More →

The Nap

THE NAP James C. Henderson I fall asleep on the couch—there’s nothing else to do— and when I wake up … More →


GRIEF James C. Henderson — for those we’ve lost These days we sit in our houses and wait to join … More →

Recent Posts

Sep 15

James Salter

James Salter has left us, but this video is a good introduction to him in his last years.