Patrick Clement James studied classical music at the Manhattan School of Music and received his M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Houston. His work has appeared in Flock, American Chordata, The Cincinnati Review, Barrow Street, and The Mid-American Review; he is also a contributing opera critic for Parterre Box. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in English literature at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where he serves as a Writing Fellow at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He lives in New York City.
Mercy, ingenuity, nuance, complex truths, guts and honor still matter! Join us in proclaiming so by purchasing, or giving the gift of, The New Engagement in print.
"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive."
~ James Baldwin
Help us spread the ethos of compassion and understanding by joining our social media networks and sharing generously!
Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.