Arthur Powers

8621 Wheeling Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 
9199017265

Author's Bio

Arthur Powers is from Illinois. He went to Brazil as a Peace Corps Volunteer in 1969 & lived most his adult life there. From 1985 to 1992, he & his wife served with the Franciscans in the Brazilian Amazon, organizing subsistence farmers in a region of violent land conflicts. He subsequently directed development programs in the Brazilian Northeast & served as General Counsel for Raytheon in the installation of an environmental monitoring system in the Brazilian Amazon. Currently the Powers live in Raleigh NC.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
A Hero for the People
(Press 53, 2013)
, Edgewater
(Finishing Line Press, 2015)
, The Book of Jotham
(Tuscany Press, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
• 1984 Fellowship in Fiction, Massachusetts Artists Foundation • Fiction Award, Catholic Press Association (1st prize –1995, 2nd prize – 1998, 3rd prize - 2006) • 2008 Tom Howard Short Story Award (2nd prize) – The Bridge • 2011 Finalist – Press 53 Fiction Contest • 2012 Finalist – Press 53 in both Fiction and Flash Fiction categories • 2012 Winner – 1st place – Tuscany Press Novella award – The Book of Jotham • 2012 Finalist – New Orleans Review/Walker Percy Award • Pushcart Prize nominations: • 2005 - (poem) – Ancient Paths • 2012 – “Thorn” (short story) – Prime Number • 2012 – “Carla” (short story) – Dappled Things • 2013 - “Finding” (poem) – Apple Valley Review • Best New Poets nomination • 2013 - “Finding” (poem) – Apple Valley Review • Best of the Net nomination • 2013 - “Finding” (poem) – Apple Valley Review • 2013 Finalist – Tuscany Short Story Award • 2014 Catholic Arts & Literature Award – 1st place – A Hero For The People • 2014 Finalist – Remnant Magazine/Van Dyke Short Story Contest

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Other
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Naturalists/Environmentalists, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English, Portuguese
Born in: 
Evanston
Raised in: 
Evanston, IL
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Last updated: Sep 09, 2017