Jim Daniels' latest book of poems, Gun/Shy, was published by Wayne State University Press in 2021. He has authored numerous collections of poetry and fiction, and four produced screenplays. He has also edited or coedited many anthologies, including RESPECT: The Poetry of Detroit Music, Michigan State University Press, 2020. He is a recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and two from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His books have won four Michigan Notable Book Awards, the Brittingham Prize for Poetry, the Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry, the Tillie Olsen Creative Writing Award, the Milton Kessler Award, and three Gold Medals in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, among others, and his films have won awards in film festivals around the world. His work has been published in The Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize volumes. During his career, he has warmed up for singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, had his poem "Factory Love" displayed on a race car, and is sending poetry to the moon in 2022 as part of the Moon Arts Project. A native of Detroit, he currently lives in Pittsburgh and teaches in the Alma College low-residency MFA program.