James P. Wagner
James P. Wagner (Ishwa) earned a BA in creative writing from Dowling College and just recently earned his Masters in Liberal Studies with concentrations in Literature and Social Sciences. He is the first and former LI Poetry Examiner.
As a performance poet, James "Ishwa" has featured all over Long Island, from Starbucks to the Hamptons. James is
the senior-founder and president of the Bards Initiative and serves on the advisory board for the Nassau County Poet Laureate Society.
James works closely with Autistic People and Naturally Autistic Anca and is a monthly talk show guest/co-host for their radio show "Kaleidescope" (formerly "Your View") Hosted by Leo Gregory.
He is also a monthly guest on their Autistic Poetry show "Mosaic" hosted by Marial Iliou.
The Perspectives Series was James's brain child and he is a firm beliver that a label should never define an individual.