The James Hearst Digital Archive


Welcome to the James Hearst Digital Archive

Please take some time to browse this multimedia resource on James Hearst, Iowa’s renowned farmer-poet. You can select individual poems, hear James Hearst read his own work, find out about his life, or view interpretive exhibits. This archive aims to introduce James Hearst to those new to his writings, provide teachers with resources, and offer scholars both traditional and digital interpretive tools.

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Coming August 7, 2022 from Final Thursday Press

The first full-length literary biography of James Hearst launches on what would have been James Hearst's 122nd birthday. You're invited to the release reading on Sunday, August 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hearst Center for the Arts with Jeff Sears, and, yes, there will be cake! Click here to read an interview with Jeff Sears about this book.

Cover of The Worth of the Harvest  Flyer for Jeff Sears Release Reading