James Arthur is an Assistant Professor at the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins and the author of Charms Against Lightning.
 (July 2016)


Children’s Book

In which a newborn cricket walks across a field, unable to reply to the greetings of the mantis, the moth, and the dragonfly, until his rubbing of wing on wing becomes a sound that can speak for him. When the last page turns, the …


I am the drone of a banjo’s fifth string. I am the drone that gives bottom to the chanter in a highland fling. Haw, hum. I am the drone of drone itself, planted so pleasurably in the mouth. A monotone. A lodestone. I’m …