Tuesday, June 13

James Arthur + Richard Greene + Extended Open Mic

Extended Open Mic

More slots than usual at the open mic. 2-3 minutes each.
Make your voice heard. Share your poem drafts. With the option of being recorded on video for the Tree site.
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James Arthur

Toronto-born poet, now living in Baltimore and teaching at John Hopkins University
James Arthur grew up in Toronto. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Poetry, Ploughshares, and Brick. His first book, Charms Against Lightning, was published in 2012 by Copper Canyon Press. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Hodder Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship, and a Fulbright Scholarship to the Seamus Heaney Centre in Northern Ireland. Arthur lives in Baltimore, where he teaches at Johns Hopkins University. During the summer of 2017, he is in residence at the Al Purdy A-frame in Ameliasburgh.
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Richard Greene

a gg winner, Richard Greene is making a return visit to Tree.
Richard Greene has won the Governor General’s Literary Award and the National Magazine Award (Gold), both for poetry. His most recent collection of poems is Dante’s House (Signal, 2013). His book Graham Greene: A Life in Letters (2007) was widely praised in the international press, as was his biography of the British poet Edith Sitwell (2011). He is now writing an authorized biography of Graham Greene. He is director of the MA in the Field of Creative Writing at the University of Toronto.
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