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Arthur Powers


Arthur Powers went to Brazil in 1969 and lived most his adult life there. From 1985 to 1997, he and his wife served with the Franciscan Friars in the Amazon, doing pastoral work and organizing subsistence farmers and rural workers' unions in a region of violent land conflicts. The Powers currently live in Raleigh North Carolina. 

Arthur received a Fellowship in Fiction from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, three annual awards for short fiction from the Catholic Press Association, the 2008 Tom Howard Fiction Award (2nd place), the 2012 Tuscany Novella Prize, and the 2014 Catholic Arts & Literature Award. His poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in many magazines & anthologies. He is the author of A Hero For The People: Stories From The Brazilian Backlands (Press 53, 2013), The Book of Jotham (Tuscany Press, 2013), Edgewater (Finishing Line Press, 2015), Sketches/Rio de Janeiro (Finishing Line Press, 2019), and Padre Raimundo's Army (Wiseblood Books, 2021).  He judged the Tom Howard/John Reid Short Fiction & Essay Contest (2014-16) and Dappled Things J.F. Powers Fiction Contest (2015).