6 x 9, 80 pp.
Pub Date: 02/13/2006
Price:        $12.95


Published by University of North Texas Press

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Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2005


By Michael White

Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 2005.

Michael White’s poetry is unusual for its loving patience in imagining how human predicaments feel. Using a striking variety of measures, his meditations attempt to re-enact the grain of consciousness as it plays out, from elegy to simple joy.

Michael White has published two full-length collections of poetry. His poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies including The New Republic, The Paris Review, and The Best American Poetry . He holds degrees from the University of Missouri and the University of Utah and teaches at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he lives.

What Readers Are Saying:

“Michael White’s work does what all good poetry does: it presents the sun-drenched quotidiana of our lives, and lifts it all into the sacred space of poetry and memory. He delights us with his naming.” --Paul Mariani, judge and author of Deaths and Transfigurations

“Here is a book that explores the interplay between interior and exterior landscapes with such generous and beautifully crafted detail that readers will feel they are no longer reading these poems but living them.” --Kathryn Stripling Byer, 2005 Poet Laureate of North Carolina


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