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

2 Responses to About

  1. I am a member of the board of the Pioneer Valley Institute here at Greenfield Community College. We are interested in speaking with you about your program “On History’s Front Steps”.

    Thank you,
    Carol Letson

  2. Mike Rakouskas says:

    Hello James – I just wanted you to know that I have enjoyed reading your blog, particularly the last two installments. All I have to say is “huzzah!” I agree wholeheartedly with your commentary. There are many of us who worry about where our country is going and how we are ever going to get out of the fiscal mess that Bush and his greedy one percenters got us into. President Obama has tried to pull the country out of the ditch, but unfortunately he’s used a shovel instead of a giant Mack truck. God help us if any of the idiots among the Republican alternatives succeeds in pulling the wool over the U. S. public’s eyes and gets elected.

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