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Poetry: Arisa White

SHE: A SISTER OUTSIDER’S HEROINE’S JOURNEY

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Janelle Bonifacio interviews Arisa White

Arisa White is the author of two collection of poems, Hurrah’s Nest and A Penny Saved, and two poetry chapbooks, Disposition for Shininess and Post Pardon. An alumnae of both Sarah Lawrence College and University of Massachusetts, Arisa is also a member of the PlayGround writers’ pool at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, an advisory board member for Flying Object (a nonprofit art and publishing organization), and a member of the Creative Writing faculty at Goddard College. Her debut collection, Hurrah’s Nest, was a finalist for the 2013 Wheatley Book Awards and 82nd California Book Awards, and a nominee for the 44th NAACP Image awards. She adapted her chapbook Post Pardon into an opera in 2013. She hails from New York but currently resides in Oakland, CA with her partner.

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