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Poetry evening with James Arthur, Leslie Harrison, Dora Malech, and Tess Taylor

Bird In Hand

Join us to revel in language with four remarkable poets!

James Arthur is the author of the poetry collection Charms Against Lightning. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Hodder Fellowship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, and a residency at the Amy Clampitt House. Arthur's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Poetry, Ploughshares, The New Republic, and The American Poetry Review.

Leslie Harrison’s debut book of poems, Displacement, won the 2008 Bakeless prize in poetry. Her second book, The Book of Endings, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Born in Germany and raised mostly in New Hampshire, she holds graduate degrees from The Johns Hopkins University and The University of California, Irvine. Poems have appeared in journals including Poetry, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, FIELD, Subtropics, Pleiades, Orion and elsewhere. In 2011 she was awarded a fellowship in literature from The National Endowment for the Arts, and in 2012 joined the full-time faculty at Towson University.  

Dora Malech is the author of four books of poetry, Flourish, Stet, Say So and Shore Ordered Ocean. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Best American Poetry, American Letters & Commentary, Tin House, and Poetry London, among other publications. She has received a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and a Crenson-Hertz Award for Community Based Learning ​and Participatory Research from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Concern, among other honors. She serves as an associate editor of The Waywiser Press, as an advisory board member of Writers in Baltimore Schools, and is on faculty at Johns Hopkins.

Tess Taylor, the 2010-2011 Amy Clampitt Resident, has received writing fellowships from Amherst College, the American Antiquarian Society, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. Her chapbook, The Misremembered World, was published by the Poetry Society of America, and her work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Boston Review, Harvard Review, Literary Imagination, Times Literary Supplement, Memorious, and The New Yorker.






Event Details

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 7:00pm


Bird In Hand
11 E. 33rd Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

by Dr. Radut