James Shea

Join The Ivy Bookshop this Saturday for Hong Kong Poetry In Translation: James Shea And Dorothy Tse (With Don Berger)

Join co-translators James Shea and Dorothy Tse as they share Hong Kong poetry from Moving a Stone: Selected Poems of Yam Gong (Zephyr Press) at The Ivy Bookshop on June 25 at 2:00 p.m. Yam Gong is a leading Hong Kong poet who blends philosophical inquiry with everyday life. Using shifting tonal registers, he refashions borrowed language, including English song lyrics, Cantonese wordplay, Chinese folk stories, news reports, prayers, and slang. Born in 1949, Yam Gong (pen name of Lau Yee-ching) is widely respected in both experimental and traditionalist circles in Hong Kong’s literary community. This bilingual volume is the first book-length collection of Yam Gong’s poems in English, drawing from his most important work over the past forty years.
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Srikanth Reddy in Conversation with James Shea

This week, Srikanth Reddy talks shit, quite literally, with the poet and translator James Shea. Shea recently co-translated, with Ikuho Amano, a little-known essay by the Japanese poet Masaoka Shiki titled “Haiku on Shit.” It’s a surprisingly serious, if not a little deadpan, essay about art and reality, beauty and ugliness, and poop and poetry. One favorite that’s shared in the episode is this one by Issa: “When you show it some sympathy, the baby sparrow takes a crap on you.” Here’s another favorite, this time by Buson: “Fallen red plum blossoms appear to be ablaze on clumps of horse shit.” To begin, Shea and Reddy take us through the history of haiku, starting with the four great poets of the form: Issa, Buson, Basho, and—200 years later—Shiki, who published the essay “Haiku on Shit” over a century ago.
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James Shea

James “Jim” Donald Shea, 70, of Elk Mound, WI, was born on May 30th, 1951, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Jim died of Lewy Body Dementia on January 3rd, 2022, in Eau Claire, surrounded by his family. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Dorothy Shea, both of Eau Claire, WI, and brother Kevin of New York, NY.

James Shea shines as Luton beat Blackpool

James Shea’s fine performance helped Luton earn their first win in five Sky Bet Championship games as they beat Blackpool 3-0 at Bloomfield Road. The goalkeeper only started due to illness to regular stopper Simon Sluga, but he made the most of his third appearance of the season. Shea pulled...

Nathan Jones praises back-up Luton keeper James Shea after beating Blackpool

Nathan Jones singled out back-up goalkeeper James Shea as Luton’s hero after they ended their five-game winless streak with a 3-0 victory at Blackpool. Shea was only pressed into action due to regular stopper Simon Sluga falling ill but he performed admirably, with a string of stunning saves frustrating the hosts at Bloomfield Road.

Industry Veteran John Charman To Retire From Sompo International; James Shea To Succeed Him As Executive Chairman And Chief Executive Officer

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, May 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sompo International Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, announced today that after 8 years with the company and over five decades of unparalleled success in the industry, John Charman will retire from Sompo International at the end of his current contract in April 2022. James Shea has been selected to succeed Mr. Charman in his role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sompo International Holdings Ltd. and Chief Executive Officer of Overseas Insurance and Reinsurance Business, Sompo Holdings, Inc. In addition, he will be appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sompo International Holdings. All of Mr. Shea's appointments will be effective September 1, 2021, subject to regulatory approvals. He will report to Mr. Kengo Sakurada, Group Chief Executive Officer of Sompo Holdings Inc.