Have a seat in the Eclectic Chair...

James is the author or editor of over 20 books. Of his 9 collections of poetry, several focus entirely on jazz, animal rights, blues, or ballet, and you can read selections from each book here. James, or Jim, is also a widely-published freelance writer, sculptor and photographer. Weve included several of his writings along with a gallery section of his sculptures and photographs.

He is also a human development consultant, trained and certified in Focusing, Graphoanalysis, and the Intensive Journal, with over 100 workshops under his belt, founder and co-publisher of Mini Mocho Press, and director of Creativity Unlimited Consulting, a service to creative individuals and groups.

James is also a frequent media guest, who spent a year as poet in residence on CBC national radio, and a frequent public speaker, a vegetarian, a Canadian, an occasional artist, and an activist for many causes.

For 15 years, James was author of the column Eclectic Chair, ergo the title of this site. So please feel welcome to look around, to order books, and to write us.

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Quotes About James Strecker and His Writing

..a critical voice I respect.
Oscar Peterson

Deep, dark, grief-riddled and true to the core. A testament to how truth can break to the surface, having had to push through the scum of convenience and weeds of complacency.
Ingrid Newkirk, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

James Strecker is an artist of the arts, and he takes for his subject the luminescence left on our senses by the work of dancers and musicians, painters and poets. Most artists go into the world and bring back art; Strecker goes into art and brings back worlds.
Jeff Mahoney, The Hamilton Spectator

The book is good.
B. B. King

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Important Notice

James Strecker, author of Beside the Hemlock Garden, Bones to Bury, and Pas de Vingt, is no longer, in any way, affiliated with Mosaic Press of Oakville, Ontario. Mosaic Press does not have the rights to sell or to distribute these books or to represent these books or their author.

These books by James Strecker can be ordered only by contacting this site. All correspondence regarding the sales of these books or the reprinting of poems from them is to be directed to the author at this site.

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