Arisa White

Arisa White, winner of the 2012 San Francisco Book Festival Award in Poetry is a Cave Canem fellow and holds a MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She’s the author of the chapbook Disposition for Shininess. She has received residencies, fellowships, and/or scholarships from Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Hedgebrook, Atlantic Center for the Arts, University of Western Michigan, Fine Arts Work Center, and Bread Loaf Writers’s Conference. She currently lives in Oakland, CA.

Does the monitor turn static after the man recedes into concrete, does it loop, does his batty keep sway, forever on?

To Deprive Ourselves