James Valvis | The Sun Magazine

James Valvis

James Valvis is the author of the poetry collection How to Say Goodbye. He lives in Issaquah, Washington. If he has a bad habit, it’s that he likes to argue too much, especially with himself.

— From July 2016


The minute the doctor says colon cancer / you hardly hear anything else. / He says other things, something / about something.

July 2016

Into The Dark

In the old house I could see all the way up Pearsal Avenue / Until the houses and trees disappeared / Into the mud of memory. I stood at my window / And watched the comings and goings of cars, buses, men, / And especially the kid who lived next to the Hannigans.

August 2014
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