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Arisa White

Visiting Artist, Creative Writing
Biography

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. Hurrah's Nest was nominated for a 44th NAACP Image Award, the 82nd California Book Awards, and the 2013 Wheatley Book Awards.Her recent collection, You’re the Most Beautiful Thing that Happened, was a nominee for the 29th Lambda Literary Award. She teaches in the low-residency BFA program at Goddard College and is a member of the board of directors for Nomadic Press. Arisa is the creator of the Beautiful Things Project, which is a series of poetic collaborations with QPOC artists, community organizations, and businesses that spotlight the narratives and experiences of queer people of color. arisawhite.com