Author portrait by  Arthur Johnstone

Author portrait by Arthur Johnstone

Arisa White

Cave Canem graduate fellow Arisa White received her MFA from UMass, Amherst, and is the author of Black Pearl, Post Pardon, Hurrah’s Nest, and A Penny Saved. Her recent collection, You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened, was a nominee for the 29th Lambda Literary Award and the chapbook “Fishing Walking” & Other Bedtime Stories for My Wife won Daniel Handler’s inaugural Per Diem Poetry Prize. Forthcoming in 2019 from Heyday Books is the middle-grade biography Biddy Mason Speaks Up!, coauthored with Laura Atkins, and Augury Books will publish Who’s Your Daddy?, Arisa’s fourth full-length collection of poetry. As the creator of the Beautiful Things Project, Arisa curates cultural events and artistic collaborations that center narratives of queer and trans people of color. She serves on the board of directors for Nomadic Press and is an assistant professor at Colby College.


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Black Pearl (2016)