Trio House Press
Publishing distinct voices in American poetry

My Afmerica by Artress Bethany White

Artress Bethany White is a poet, essayist, literary critic and the author of Fast Fat Girls In Pink Hot Pants (2012), a collection of poetry. More recent poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as the Harvard ReviewPoet LoreEcotoneThe AccountPleiades, and Solstice. White earned a master’s degree in creative writing from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. She is a visiting assistant professor of American cultural studies at Albright College in Pennsylvania. She has received The Mona Van Duyn Scholarship in Poetry from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Mary Hambidge Distinguished Fellowship from the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts for her nonfiction, and a writing residency at the Tupelo Press/MASS MoCA studios. New essays, “Sonny Boy” and “A Lynching in North Carolina,” appear in The Hopkins Review and Tupelo Quarterly. Her most recent literary/cultural criticism, “Appalachian Literature and Race Relations in the Newer South: Homogeneity anHistory in Ron Rash's Burning Bright and Natasha Trethewey’s Native Guard,” appears in Seeking Home: Marginalization anRepresentation in Appalachian Literature and Song (University of Tennessee Press, 2017). Her chapter examines how contemporary writers are providing new ways to talk about the history of the Civil War in the wake of continued debates on the legacy of the Confederacy.