Jim is the originator of the Calling All Poets Inc. Calling All Poets was a program that originated at the Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY when Jim was a board member there back in 1999. Along the way he partnered with Mike Jurkovic and together with the help of long time supporters move the program forward. The program obtained its own non-profit status in June of 2014 and moved from the Howland Cultural Center to The Center for Cultural Education in 2015. In August, 2016 CAPS moved its program to its new home at the Roost Gallery in New Paltz, NY. There CAPS and the Roost Gallery will work together to promote the arts. Jim, who writes poetry whenever the mood strikes him, considers himself more of a facilitator of poetry and a life long apprentice of the genre.