Creative Writing Reading Series with Arisa White
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Arisa White is a Cave Canem fellow and author of the poetry chapbooks Disposition for Shininess, Post Pardon, and Black Pearl. A native New Yorker, living in Oakland, California, Arisa is a faculty advisor in the low- residency BFA Creative Writing Program at Goddard College and was a visiting scholar at San Francisco State University’s The Poetry Center, where she developed a special collection on Black Women Poets in The Poetry Center Archives. Published by Virtual Artists Collective, her debut collection, Hurrah’s Nest, was a finalist for the 2013 Wheatley Book Awards, 82nd California Book Awards, and nominated for a 44th NAACP Image Awards. A Penny Saved, inspired by the true-life story of Polly Mitchell, was published by Willow Books in 2012. Forthcoming in fall 2016 is the full-length collection You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened from Augury Books.