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James Stewart Alexander Simmons, Irish Poet. Recipient Eric Gregory award, 1962, Cholmondeley award, 1976. Founder Honest Ulsterman.


Simmons, James Stewart Alexander was born on February 14, 1933 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.


Bachelor with honors, University Leeds, United Kingdom, 1958.


Teacher Quaker School, Lisburn, Northern Ireland. With Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, New University Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, since 1968. Co-director Poet's House, since 1990.


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  • Other Work

    • Writings include: (poetry) Thoughts from the Mind, 1962, Ballad of a Marriage, 1966, Late But in Earnest, 1967, Ten Poems, 1968, In the Wilderness, and Other Poems, 1969, Songs for Derry, 1969, No Ties, 1970, Energy to Burn, 1971, No Land is Waste, Doctor Eliot, 1973, The Long Summer Still to Come, 1973, West Strand Visions, 1975, Memorials of a Tour in Yorkshire, 1976, The Selected James Simmons, 1978, ConstantlySinging, 1980, From the Irish, 1985, Poems 1956-1986, 1986, The Castle Rustling, 1991, Sex, Rectitude and Loneliness, 1993, Mainstream, 1993. (play) (with T.W. Harrison) Aikin Mata: The Lysistrata of Aristophanes. (other writings) Judy Garland and the Cold War, 1976, Sean O'Casey, 1983.

      Editor: Out on the Edge, 1958, Ten Irish Poets: An Anthology of Poems, 1974. Editor Audience, 1957-1958. Contributor to magazines and journals.


Founder Honest Ulsterman.


Married Laura Stinson. 5 children.

Laura Stinson