Brad Leithauser joined the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars faculty in 2008, having taught at Amherst College, the School of the Arts at Columbia University, and, for 21 years, Mount Holyoke College. His most recent novel is The Promise of Elsewhere (Knopf, 2019). Leithauser’s other books include six collections of poetry, six novels, and various volumes that fall out of the usual categories. A MacArthur Fellow from 1983 to 1988, he was inducted into the Order of the Falcon by the President of Iceland in 2005 for his service in promoting Icelandic literature.
James Arthur was born in Connecticut and grew up in Canada. He is the author of the poetry collection The Suicide’s Son (Véhicule Press 2019) and Charms Against Lightning (Copper Canyon Press 2012). Arthur’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New York Review of Books, and The London Review of Books. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Hodder Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship to Northern Ireland, and a visiting fellowship at Exeter College, Oxford. He teaches at Johns Hopkins University.
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