Praise for Still A Man, 2012 Lillian Smith Award Finalist and Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist:
This is art the way it’s supposed to be. These stories are leavened with a wisdom that makes literature the power that it is and its characters will haunt both the culture and your imagination. Cherry is a master of the word, providing light in darkness, dropping knowledge and taking no prisoners.
Arthur Flowers, Another Good Loving Blues
NAACP Image Awards Nomination Video:
James E Cherry is a recent NAACP Image Award nominee for Honoring the Ancestors, a poetry collection (Third World Press). He is pursuing a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. He lives in Tennessee. Still A Man and Other Stories (Aquarius Press/Willow Books, 2011) is his first published short story collection.