Allison Benis White is the author of Self-Portrait with Crayon, winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize. Her second manuscript, “Small Porcelain Head,” was selected by Claudia Rankine for the 2011 Four Way Books Levis Prize, and is forthcoming in early 2013. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and Pleiades. Her honors include the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, the Bernice Slote Award from Prairie Schooner, and a Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. She teaches at the University of California, Irvine.
Publications and Prizes
Small Porcelain Head (Four Way Books, 2013), Self-Portrait with Crayon (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2009)