Arthur Powers

Fiction Writer, Poet

8621 Wheeling Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 
919-901-7265

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 & Prizes

Fiction

Books:
A Hero for the People (Press 53, 2013)
,
The Book of Jotham (Tuscany Press, 2013)

Poetry

Book:
Edgewater (Finishing Line Press, 2015)
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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Naturalists/Environmentalists, Disability, Incarcerated individuals, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in: 
English, Portuguese
Born in: 
Evanston
Raised in: 
Evanston, IL
Illinois
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Last update: Sep 09, 2017