David James of Linden published two books of poetry in 2019. The first book, “A Gem of Truth,” was published by Main Street Rag Press (mainstreetragbookstore.com). The second book, “Nail Yourself Into Bliss,” was published by Kelsay Books (Amazon). These books represent James’ fourth and fifth full-length collections. His other books include “A Heart Out Of This World” (1984), “She Dances Like Mussolini” (2009), and “My Torn Dance Card” (2016). James teaches writing full-time at Oakland Community College.