Arisa White

Arisa White is a Cave Canem fellow and the author of Post Pardon, Hurrah’s Nest, and A Penny Saved. Her debut collection, Hurrah’s Nest, won the 2012 San Francisco Book Festival Award for poetry and was nominated for a 44th NAACP Image Award, the 82nd California Book Awards, and the 2013 Wheatley Book Awards. A 2013-14 recipient of an Investing in Artist Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation and an advisory board member for Flying Object, she is a BFA faculty member at Goddard College. A native New Yorker living in the San Francisco Bay Area with her wife, Arisa has adapted Post Pardon into an opera with a Cultural Funding Grant from the City of Oakland.

Black lace panties” | all roads will lead you home | 1


poetry, music, visual art