Poet James Arthur Wins Amy Lowell Scholarship

by Staff

Poet James Arthur recently received the $47,000 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship. Named after the late Amy Lowell, the Massachusetts-born poet whose books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning What’s O’Clock (Houghton Mifflin, 1925), the annual scholarship is given to a U.S. poet to spend one year outside North America in a country the recipient feels will most advance his or her work.

Past winners include Elizabeth Bishop, Galway Kinnell, Stanley Kunitz, and Mary Jo Salter.