Allison Benis White's Please Bury Me in This, published by Four Way Books, has won the 2018 UNT Rilke Prize. The $10,000 prize recognizes a book written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision. A Q&A and reception for White will be held on Wednesday, April 11, at UNT on the Square and a campus reading will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
Allison Benis White is the author of Please Bury Me in This and Small Porcelain Head, selected by Claudia Rankine for the Levis Prize in Poetry and named a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award and the California Book Award. Her first book, Self-Portrait with Crayon, received the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Book Prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, 2017 Pushcart Prize XLI: Best of the Small Presses, and elsewhere. She has received honors and awards from the San Francisco Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and Poets & Writers magazine. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. http://www.allisonbeniswhite.com/
UNT Rilke Prize Events
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Q&A: 7:00 p.m.
UNT on the Square
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Reading & Book Signing
UNT Business Leadership Building
We suggest you park in the Highland Street garage for the campus reading in the Business Leadership Building. Info here: http://transportation.unt.edu/parking
Barnes & Noble at UNT Bookstore will provide the author's books for purchase.
All events are free and open to the public - Join us!
To find out more about the UNT Rilke Prize visit: http://english.unt.edu/creative-writing/unt-rilke-prize