James Gurley is a poet living in Seattle. He was the winner of the 2002 T.S. Eliot Prize for his first book of poetry, Human Cartography, published by Truman State University Press. He has also published two chapbooks of poetry, and his poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including Indiana Review, Poetry Northwest, and Willow Springs. He is the recipient of various writing grants, most recently a 2001 literary fellowship from the Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission.