James Arthur was born in Connecticut and grew up in Toronto, Canada. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, Best New Poets 2010, and Best Canadian Poetry 2008. He has received a Stegner Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, and a residency at the Amy Clampitt House, as well as fellowships at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. He now lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and son. (Author photo by Sean Hill)
In his debut, emerging poet James Arthur handles multi-layered images of the everyday that bloom into remarkable vastness, poems reminiscent of walking rhythms and rich with internal rhyme. Alive with stirring accounts of travel, intimate moments of solitude, and encounters with the ineffable, this book sings in striking language and sound, of personae and place, winding somewhere beyond selfhood.
Copper Canyon Press