Creative Writing

Michael White

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Michael White


PhD, University of Utah
BA, University of Missouri



Travels in Vermeer Vermeer in Hell Re-entry  

Michael has published poetry and prose in The Paris Review, The New Republic, the Kenyon Review, Image, The Best American Poetry, and many other magazines and anthologies.


  • 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
  • 2002 & 1998, North Carolina Arts Council Individual Artist's Grants
  • 1998 Colorado Prize for Poetry
  • 1994 NEA Fellowship in Literature

On Teaching

Although for most of my career I’ve identified primarily as a poet, I actually write and teach all three genres: poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. My current pedagogy emphasizes a broadminded approach to the art, with special attention to diversity, social engagement, ekphrasis, and international literature. I admire and teach both experimental as well as traditional forms.

Download an excerpt of Michael White's Work (PDF)

Michael White in Notable Books by North Carolina Writers: June 2006