Persea Books will publish Michael White’s memoir, Travels in Vermeer (March 2015).
professor & department chair
Kenan Hall 1208 | 910.962.3519 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD, University of Utah
BA, University of Missouri
- 2013 Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Prize, Persea Books
- 2010-11 Distinguished Writers Series, The Univeristy of Missouri
- 2010 Florida Review Editor's Prize Competition in poetry
- 2005 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry
- 1998 Colorado Prize for Poetry
I am a published poet who teaches creative writing, especially poetry. My pedagogy is based almost exclusively on my own frustrations and successes as a writer. Like most teachers, I try to create courses which could provide for students what I wish I had been provided for me (keeping in mind the dangers of hindsight). For instance, I often wish I'd assimilated all kinds of poetic form as early as possible—because I think that I might have found my own strengths as a poet sooner, with a greater range of models. Therefore, my workshops tend to be explorations in reading as much as they are attempts to facilitate supportive environments for writing. I don't teach anything I can't get passionate about.
Download an excerpt of Michael White's Work (PDF)
Michael White in Notable Books by North Carolina Writers: June 2006