James Byrne is the Editor and co-founder of The Wolf poetry magazine. His debut collection, Passages of Time, was published by Flipped Eye in 2003. Blood / Sugar is his second collection. He is the co-editor of Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century, an anthology of British and Irish poets under 35, to be published by Bloodaxe in 2009, and the Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees, forthcoming from Carcanet in 2010. He helped to organize the 'World Poets' Tour' for the Poetry Translation Centre at SOAS, London, in 2004 and has translated the Yemeni national anthem. In 2008 he won the Treci Trg poetry prize in Serbia. As a result his Selected Poems is to be published (in a bilingual edition) in Belgrade in 2009. Since 2006 James has taught regular Wolf Workshops, which have helped many students with first book and pamphlet publications.
He was born in 1977 and lives in London and New York.