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. Chain Link Fence, was published in 2013.

Her most recent book, Pink Motel, was released in May 2017.

Author photo: Debra Logan

Pink Motel by Patti White
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Chain Link Fence by Patti White
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Yellow Jackets by Patti White
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Tackle Box by Patti White
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Pink Motel Map Contest The working title for Pink Motel was Book of Maps. Almost a hundred places were counted in a casual survey of this wonderful book of poems. The persona of Lucy takes the reader across the U.S., in all its glory and grief. Hit the road with Lucy and submit your map of her travels. Entries will be judged on esthetics and whimsy and of course, their “Lucy-ness.” Please submit a jpg or pdf file of your entry on Anhinga Press’ Submittable page. The entry fee is $5. Prizes include a signed copy of all the books by Patti White has published with Anhinga Press (Tackle Box, Yellow Jackets, Chain Link Fence and a fresh new copy of Pink Motel), and 50 percent of the entry fees. Since we’ve never done this before and Anhinga Press is definitely a non-profit press, we want to break even. It will be fun; it could be profitable; or, it could be lunch! Other entries will be posted on the Anhinga website, Facebook and Instagram. Lynne Knight, co-director of Anhinga Press and editor/designer of Patti’s Anhinga books, will judge.  

Pink Motel Map Contest

The working title for Pink Motel was Book of Maps. Almost a hundred places were counted in a casual survey of this wonderful book of poems. The persona of Lucy takes the reader across the U.S., in all its glory and grief.

Hit the road with Lucy and submit your map of her travels. Entries will be judged on esthetics and whimsy and of course, their “Lucy-ness.” Please submit a jpg or pdf file of your entry on Anhinga Press’ Submittable page. The entry fee is $5.

Prizes include a signed copy of all the books by Patti White has published with Anhinga Press (Tackle Box, Yellow Jackets, Chain Link Fence and a fresh new copy of Pink Motel), and 50 percent of the entry fees. Since we’ve never done this before and Anhinga Press is definitely a non-profit press, we want to break even. It will be fun; it could be profitable; or, it could be lunch! Other entries will be posted on the Anhinga website, Facebook and Instagram.

Lynne Knight, co-director of Anhinga Press and editor/designer of Patti’s Anhinga books, will judge.