“What six words best describe the author of Sarah White’s new memoir, THE POEM HAS REASONS: A STORY OF FAR LOVE? Daughter. Mother. Artist. Poet. Professor. Translator. Write a sestina using those six words, translate it into Old French, and you’ll have a glimpse into this remarkable woman’s remarkable life.” —J.R. Solonche
Literary Nonfiction. Hybrid. Poetry. Memoir.
Sarah White studied French and Italian at Radcliffe College and the University of Michigan, specializing in medieval language and literature. After teaching French at Franklin & Marshall College for twenty-three years, she moved to New York, where for the past twenty-two years she has been writing and painting. Some of Sarah's drawings appear in this book. Her books of poetry include THE UNKNOWING MUSE (Dos Madres Press, 2014), IRIDESCENT GUEST (Deerbrook Editions, 2020), and Fledgling (WordTech Communications, 2021), a chapbook of sonnets.