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Allison Benis White

Author's Bio

Allison Benis White is the author of Small Porcelain Head, selected by Claudia Rankine for the Levis Prize in Poetry, and named a finalist for the California Book Award and the PEN Center USA Literary Award. Her first book, Self-Portrait with Crayon, received the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Book Prize. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. Her honors include the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, an Emerging Writers Fellowship from The Writer's Center, and a Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers. She teaches at the University of California, Riverside.

Publications and Prizes

Small Porcelain Head (Four Way Books, 2013), Self-Portrait with Crayon (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2009)
Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner
Levis Prize in Poetry, Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize

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