James Arthur

James Arthur’s first collection, Charms against Lightning, was published in 2012. He is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins.

Poem: ‘Tree-Planting’

James Arthur, 14 December 2017

The crew come from all over, because the money is that good.             Women, men – many are students planting as a summer job, moiling in the mud, sweating             bug spray. One day off, four on, in cut-offs above long johns, with a bag of saplings...

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