About

Poetry DNA is the creation of James Gardner (aka Jr. James, aka D3J), who first tried the idea with students at Asheville School in North Carolina when he was teaching English and other subjects from 1994 to 2015. (Thanks, students!) He makes music as Jr. James & The Late Guitar and is an uncertified Ableton Live novice.

news and happenings


Poetry DNA Radio Show #6 is online — Herrera, Smith, Faithful, Ferlinghetti, Sons of Kemet 8/1/21


Poetry DNA Radio Show #5 streaming now — Moderate Rebels, Sexton, Rem, and more 7/1/21


Poetry DNA Radio Show #4 ready for your listen — Paul Simon, X, Aaron Price, and more. 6/1/21


Poetry DNA Radio Show #3 online now — tracks by Dylan, Sandburg, Plath, and more. 5/1/21


Poetry DNA Radio Show #2 is now available. Tracks by Sekou Sundiata, Ani DiFranco, and more. 4/1/21


Poetry DNA is now on Mixcloud. Take a listen to the pilot show. 3/1/21


Cultural newsweekly Posavska Hrvatska covers the INTIMACY/Poetry DNA venture here. 12/19/19


Večernji list in Zagreb, Croatia writes about the Poetry DNA experiment with Goran Rem and Paula Rem here. 4/5/19


Glas Slovenije in Osijek, Croatia explores the Poetry DNA collaboration with Goran Rem and Paula Rem here. 3/23/19


Mountain Xpress arts editor Alli Marshall gives a sympathetic ear to the Poetry DNA experiment here. 2/15/19