James Francis Cahillane has long enjoyed reading and writing poetry, an interest he credits to the multiple-verse Irish folk songs played and sung by his Kerry grandfather, Stephen, a widower who emigrated to America after World War II.
He is a journalist, essayist, poet and author of:
On History’s Front Steps: One Irish Clan’s Exploits in Northampton, Massachusetts “The Paradise of America” 2011, The Best Place of All: An Irish-American Memoir of Pluck, Luck & Automobiles. (City of Northampton MA, 2004). Jim’s first book of poems, A Winter Offering, won Honorable Mention in Writer’s Digest 2006 International Self-Published Book Awards. In December of 2007, The Florence Poets Society published A Winter Offering and A Second Collection adding twenty-two new poems to the original twenty-eight.
Visit Jim on the web at http://jamesfrancis.cahillane.com