born in 1956, in Charlottesville, Va, jim leftwich is a poet and networker who lives in Roanoke, Va. he is the author of Dirt (Luna Bisonte 1995, edited by John M. Bennett), Doubt (Potes & Poets 2000 and Blue Lion 2009, both edited by Peter Ganick), Spirit Writing (Asemic Series 1998, edited by Tim Gaze), The Textasifsuch (writings from The Institute for Study and Application, in Kohoutenberg, including Ruhe Lucentezza, Retorico Unentesi, Augen Konne, Feito Zahlt, and others, Blue Lion 2005), Death Text (Books 1-6 cPress 2005, edited by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Books 7-9 Vugg Books 2007, edited by Jim Leftwich & Jukka-Pekka Kervinen), Six Months Aint No Sentence (Books 1-187, Easter 2011 to August 29, 2016) (Books 1-6, White Sky Books, 2011/12, Books 7-30 White Sky ebooks 2012, both edited by Peter Ganick & Jukka-Pekka Kervinen), (Books 1-187 Differx Hosting@Box, edited by Marco Giovenale), Found Incoherents Trash: visual poems, collages, experiments, interventions, modifications: 2001 to 2010 (TLPress 2016), and many other titles. collaborative works include Sound Dirt, with John M. Bennett (Luna Bisonte 2006), Book of Numbers, with Marton Koppany (Luna Bisonte 2011), Stories & Puzzles, with Bill Beamer (TLPress 2015), How To Dust A Bunny, with Jukka-Pekka Kervinen (cPress 2006), Fictions Deleted, with Steve Dalachinsky (Vugg Books 2007), iTopia, with Scott MacLeod (Vugg Books 2007), THR3E, with Andrew Topel (White Sky Books 2010), Dimes Vanished in the Milk, Outside A Bowling Sentence, and Loot Leaking Lake, with John M. Bennett (all 3 from TLPress 2016), deer rug, with John M. Bennett and Jukka-Pekka Kervinen (Gradient Books 2016), and Acts, with John Crouse (#s 1-8300, ongoing since 2002) (Volumes 1 & 2, Blue Lion Books 2007). recent publications include Volumes 1, 2 & 3 of Rascible & Kempt (Luna Bisonte 2016, 2017, edited by John M. and C. Mehrl Bennett) and Pure Psychic Chance Radio (published posted/hosted at Slowforward by Marco Giovenale). he has been involved in small press publishing since 1994. since 2010 he has been editor and publisher of the micropress TLPress, specializing in tacky little pamphlets, broadsides, and pdf ebooks. since 2008 he has been involved in organizing and/or documenting mail art, fluxus, sound poetry, visual poetry and noise events in Roanoke.