Patti White was raised in the military; she has now lived in eleven states, some of them twice. She studied intergroup relations at the University of Kentucky, then moved to Colorado to do pre-sentence investigations for the Fourth Judicial District courts. She returned to school to study contemporary narrative and literary theory, and now teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Alabama, where she also serves as director of Slash Pine Press. Her work has appeared in a number of journals, including Iowa Review, River Styx, North American Review, Forklift Ohio, New Madrid, Mississippi Review, and Gulf Coast. In 2001, she received the Anhinga Prize for Poetry for Tackle Box (published by Anhinga Press in 2002); an award-winning festival-short film of the title poem was released in late 2003.
Her most recent book with Anhinga Press, Chain Link Fence, was published in 2013.
Author photo: Debra Logan