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Wells, James Bradley, Ph.D. - Faculty Bio

Wells, James Bradley, Ph.D.




Classical Studies, Harrison Hall, Room 105
Greencastle, IN

Classical Studies

Associate Professor of Classical Studies

James Bradley Wells is the author of Pindar’s Verbal Art (Center for Hellenic Studies/Harvard University Press, 2009), an ethnographic study of speech and performance in Pindar’s (518-438 B.C.E.) victory songs for ancient Greek athletes.

His current work includes fulfilling advance publishing contracts for two poetry translations, HoneyVoiced: Pindar’s Victory Songs (Bloomsbury Academic) and The Need for Roots: Vergil’s Eclogues and Georgics (University of Wisconsin Press).

Wells’s first poetry collection Bicycle (Sheep Meadow Press, 2013) was a finalist for Four Way Books’s Intro Prize (2012), The National Poetry Series (2011), and Black Lawrence Press’s Hudson Prize (2010). His second poetry collection is a chapbook, The Kazantzakis Guide to Greece (Finishing Line Press, 2015). His poetry has appeared in New England Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Spoon River Poetry ReviewStone Canoe, and Western Humanities Review among other journals.

Wells is seeking a publisher for two poetry collections that he has written, Country of Mongrel and No Depression Music.

Prior to the start of his DePauw career in 2011, Wells taught Classical Studies at the University of Idaho (2003-2005), Grand Valley State University (2005-2007), and Hamilton College (2007-2011). He earned his Ph.D. at Indiana University.

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