Allison Benis White

Author's Bio

Allison Benis White is the author of Please Bury Me in This (Four Way Books 2017), and Small Porcelain Head, selected by Claudia Rankine for the Levis Prize in Poetry, and named a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Poetry and the California Book 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

Books: 
Please Bury Me in This
(Four Way Books, 2017)
, Self-Portrait with Crayon
(Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2009)
, Small Porcelain Head
(Four Way Books, 2013)
Journals: 
American Poetry Review, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner
Prizes Won: 
Levis Prize in Poetry, Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Born in: 
Santa Monica
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Last updated: Mar 14, 2016