Artress Bethany Whiteis a poet, essayist, and literary critic. She is the recipient of the 2018 Trio Award for her forthcoming poetry collection, My Afmerica (Trio House Press, March 2019). Her prose and poetry have appeared in such journals as Harvard Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Blood Orange Review,The Hopkins Review, Poet Lore,Ecotone, The Account, Solstice, and Pleiades. Her collection of essays, Survivor’s Guilt: Essays on Race and American Identity is forthcoming from New Rivers Press/Minnesota State University, March 2020. She has received scholarships, fellowships, and writing residencies for poetry and prose from the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, The Writers Hotel, and Tupelo Press/MASS MoCA studios.
White received her MA from New York University in creative writing, and a PhD in English from the University of Kentucky. She is visiting assistant professor of American cultural studies at Albright College in Pennsylvania.
“In verse both free and deftly formal, Artress Bethany White unflinchingly mines the notion of family: biological, blended, constructed and decidedly American. She takes no prisoners, or perhaps takes us all prisoners, kicking into the necessary and discomfiting discourse of who we truly are—and how we are tied together in awful, and also surprisingly beautiful, ways.” --Danielle Legros Georges, Poet Laureate, City of Boston
For more information, please email Artress:
awhite "at" albright.edu
(Available March 15, 2019)