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Author: Arisa White

Arisa White is a Cave Canem fellow and the author of WHO'S YOUR DADDY (Augury Books, 2021), YOU'RE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING THAT HAPPENED (Augury Books, 2016), A PENNY SAVED (Aquarius Press/Willow Books, 2012), BLACK PEARL (Nomadic Press, 2016), and Hurrah's Nest. Her poetry has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, NAACP Image Award, California Book Award, and Wheatley Book Award. The chapbook "Fish Walking" & Other Bedtime Stories for My Wife won the inaugural Per Diem Poetry Prize. She's the coauthor of Biddy Mason Speaks Up, winner of the Maine Literary Book Award for Young People's Literature and the Nautilus Book Award Gold Medal for Middle-Grade Nonfiction. As the creator of the Beautiful Things Project, Arisa curates poetic collaborations that center narratives of queer people of color. She serves on the board of directors for Foglifter and Nomadic Press and is an assistant professor of creative writing at Colby College.

A Penny Saved
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A Penny Saved

Aquarius Press/Willow Books

Poetry. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. Based on a true story. In her second full-length collection, A PENNY SAVED, Arisa White's elegantly harrowing poems investigate the idea of the "captive" within spousal abuse. Often utilizing the voice...

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Black Pearl
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Black Pearl

Nomadic Press

Poetry. Drama. California Interest. African & African American Studies. Love is alive in White's eight poems and poetic drama that call on the feminine presence, through ancestral memory and legacy, to heal a broken heart."[Arisa White] is a fiercel...

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Who's Your Daddy
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Who's Your Daddy

Augury Books

Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Fiction. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. A lyrical, genre-bending coming-of-age tale featuring a queer, Black, Guyanese American woman who, while seeking to define her own place in t...

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You're The Most Beautiful Thing That Happened
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You're The Most Beautiful Thing That Happened

Augury Books

Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. California Interest. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Lesbian Poetry. Angular, smart, and fearless, Arisa White's newest collection takes its titles from words used inte...

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