Artress Bethany White

Artress Bethany White is a poet, essayist, and literary critic. She is the recipient of the Trio Award for her poetry collection, My Afmerica (Trio House Press, 2019). In 2020 she published her debut essay collection, Survivor’s Guilt: Essays on Race and American Identity (New Rivers Press). Her prose and poetry have appeared in such journals as Pleiades, Solstice, Poet Lore, Ecotone, Birmingham Poetry Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and the Hopkins Review. White has received the Mary Hambidge Distinguished Fellowship from the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts for her nonfiction, the Mona Van Duyn Scholarship in Poetry from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and writing residencies at the Writer’s Hotel and the Tupelo Press/MASS MoCA studios. She is associate professor of English at East Stroudsburg University and teaches poetry and nonfiction workshops for Rosemont College Summer Writer’s Retreat in Pennsylvania.


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