James Sinclair b. 1961, Lerwick. James works as an engineering storeman and was previously a welder/plater for 25 years. He began writing poetry in his forties, and enjoys the challenge of writing either in dialect or English. Published pamphlet of poems: Gulf Stream Blues, North Idea, 2007. Poems also published in the New Shetlander, Shetland Life, New Writing Scotland, Lallans, Pushing Out The Boat and in a couple of publications from Hansel Cooperative Press, Mailboats and White Below. James is one of the facilitators for the Lerwick Writers Group, a trustee on the board of Shetland Arts Development Agency, a member of the Shetland ForWirds committee and of the editorial committee of the New Shetlander.
James's poetry collection, Yarnin, was published in 2018 by Bluemull Books. His play Da Sam Rodd Wir Ancestors Drave was broadcast by BBC Radio Shetland in 2018.