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My Afmerica covers a lot of ground. I alternatively found myself smiling and laughing, and full of sorrow and despair. On these pages, Ms. Whites paints a picture of the state of our world and country: How they have been, how they are, and how they might be. Her narrative is a telling slice of the American experience in all it’s glory and horror. My copy is dog-eared and underlined. Each reading reveals more to me within the words and between the lines. Though there is much that can pull us apar ...more
Artress Bethany White is a poet, essayist, and literary critic. She is the recipient of the Trio Award for her poetry collection, My Afmerica (Trio House Press, 2019). In 2020 she published her debut essay collection, Survivor’s Guilt: Essays on Race and American Identity (New Rivers Press). Her prose and poetry have appeared in such journals as Harvard Review, Pleiades, Solstice, Poet Lore, Ecoto ...more