Chris Arthur

Chris Arthur is the author of several essay collections, most recently Hummingbirds Between the Pages (2018). His awards include the Akegarasu Haya International Essay Prize, a Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award, the Gandhi Foundation’s Aitchtey Memorial Essay Prize, and the Sewanee Review’s Monroe K. Spears Essay Prize.

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    Chris Arthur
    Photo: Stuart Lime Digital In a series of vignettes, essayist Chris Arthur considers why “respecting what gives life is not a lesson to be learned indoors.” In E. M. Forster’s A R...
  • The cover to Reading Life by Chris Arthur
    Chris Arthur
    Mobile, Alabama. Negative Capability Press. 2017. 202 pages. Chris Arthur knows what an essay is: an attempt to reach a further, transcendent understanding through writing. Chris Arthur’s 2017 collect...
  • March 18, 2015 | Chris Arthur
    Since Horace’s original, many poets have written their version of an Ars Poetica. The best known is Archibald MacLeish’s. Can MacLeish’s poem cast light on the art of a different literary genre,...

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