Michael White teaches at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and currently serves as Chair of the Creative Writing Department. White has received many awards for his writing, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His poetry collections are The Island; Palma Cathedral, winner of the Colorado Prize; Re-entry, winner of the Vassar Miller Prize; and Vermeer in Hell, winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award. Travels in Vermeer (Persea Books), a Longlist selection for the 2015 National Book Award, Nonfiction, is part travelogue, part soul-searching meditation on love, and an intimate discourse on art, which encompasses the author’s past—his difficult youth, alcoholism and recovery, and the early death of his cherished first wife—as well as the present.
NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2015