Simone White to Join Poetry Project Staff

xsimone-white.jpg.pagespeed.ic.DWAhCYXSjI We are thrilled to announce that Poet Simone White will be joining our staff in a new part-time position. As many of you know, Simone has been doing a remarkable job as the Monday Night Readings Coordinator for the past two years. She will be starting in June as our Program Manager.

Simone was born Middletown, Connecticut, and raised in Philadelphia. She earned her BA from Wesleyan University, JD from Harvard Law School, and MFA from the New School. White is the author of the full-length collection House Envy of All the World (2010) and the chapbooks Dolly (2008) and Unrest (2013). Her work has been praised for its innovative complexity, allusive song, and “lyric deconstruction of desire, entitlement, blackness, the domestic, language and diction,” in the words of Anna Moschovakis. White has received fellowships from Cave Canem and was selected as a New American Poet for the Poetry Society of America. She is completing a PhD in English at the CUNY Graduate Center and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

We’re looking forward to the intelligence and vision she will bring to The Project and its community!