Arthur Brown

English Department
Evansville, IN 47722
(812) 488-2976

Author's Bio

"Premonition" is the first poem in my first book, The Mackerel at St. Ives: A sort of surfacing it seemed to be, / as of a fish into the light and air / that for an instant, as it's hanging there / with a strangely steadfast certainty / takes on the currents of another sphere, / before it drops again into its own-- / heavy as a triply skipping stone / that will at last forever disappear. / Five gulls, their calls, the crescent moon and sky / (the gray unearthly white against the blue), / the spirit-sounding things of sea and shore / conjoin to lure my untrained ear and eye / to the endlessness of my own death-- / then leave me stranded here to live some more.

Publications and Prizes

Duration and the Second Hand
(David Robert Books, 2013)
, The Mackerel at St. Ives
(David Robert Books, 2008)
Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets
(University of Evansville Press, 2006)
Agni, American Arts Quarterly, American Literary Review, Carolina Quarterly, Dogwood, Formalist, Malahat Review, Measure, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poetry, Southwest Review, The Raintown Review
Prizes Won: 
American Literary Review Poetry Prize Morton Marr Poetry Prize, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival Anne Dittrick Sonnet-Writing Contest, Arts & Letters Drama Award

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New York
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Los Angeles, CA
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Last updated: May 29, 2013