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Allison Benis White Allison Benis White

Associate Professor
Office: 0121 ARTS
Phone: (951) 827-5424
E-mail: allison.white@ucr.edu

Allison Benis White is the author of Small Porcelain Head, selected by Claudia Rankine for the Levis Prize in Poetry, and named a Library Journal Best Book of 2013, a finalist for the California Book Award and the PEN Center USA Literary Award. Her first book, Self-Portrait with Crayon, received the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. Her honors include the an Emerging Writers Fellowship from The Writer’s Center, a Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers, and the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Literary Award.