Joined Mar 3 2017
About MeJames W. Gaynor is a poet, artist, editor, and writer. A graduate of Kenyon College, he lived for years in Paris, where he taught a course on Emily Dickinson at the University of Paris, studied the development of the psychological novel in 17th century France, and worked as a translator. After returning to New York, Gaynor worked as an editor at Grosset & Dunlap, Cuisine magazine, Scriptwriter News and Forbes Publications, where he was on the editorial staff of the Social Register. His articles, book reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Observer, and he recently retired as the Global Verbal Identity Leader for Ernst & Young LLP. Gaynor?s found-object sculpture has been exhibited internationally and two of his sculptures are featured in the book, Art Without Waste. He is a longtime Advisory Board member of The Creative Center at University Settlement, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the creative arts to people with cancer and chronic illnesses. (http://www.thecreativecenter.org/tcc/) In 2016, Gaynor founded Nemeton Press, an independent publisher of literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry books. An avid urbanite, he lives in New York City.