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 the world, negotiates a difficult relationship with her father.
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.
Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA