James Arthur

Maryland, United States

James Arthur's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, and The American Poetry Review. He has received The Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Stegner Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship, and a Discovery/The Nation Prize. His first book, Charms Against Lightning, was published by Copper Canyon Press. He lives in Baltimore and teaches in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

Website: http://www.jamesarthurpoetry.com/


  • Charms Against Lightning , Copper Canyon Press (2012)


  • Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University


  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from University of Washington (2003)
  • Master of Arts in Fiction from University of New Brunswick (2001)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Toronto (1998)