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Renia White


About Renia

Renia is a poet originally from Maryland who came of age in Riverdale, GA. She earned her BA in Journalism from Howard University and her MFA in Creative Writing from Cornell University. Her debut poetry collection CASUAL CONVERSATION, (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2022) was selected by editor-at-large Aracelis Girmay as a Blessing the Boats title.

Renia has taught university-level and pre-collegiate writing at Cornell University, The School of the New York Times, Pratt Institute, and Parsons School of Design (The New School). She's won awards such as the 2021 Freund Prize, the Hurston/Wright Foundation's College Writers award and Sonora Review's poetry prize and has been a finalist or semi-finalist for honors from Southern Indiana Review, Yemassee, Indiana Review, Puerto del Sol, PEN America and other publications & organizations. A two-time Pushcart nominee, her work appears in The Offing, Prelude, Tahoma Literary Review, Slice, Ruminate, Poetry Daily, No, Dear, and elsewhere. She lives in NYC.

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