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Lisbeth White

Writing for an Earth beloved




American Sycamore
Winner of 2022 Perugia Press Prize
September 2022
Finalist for the 2023 First Horizon Book Award
Shortlist for 2023 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize
Honorable Mention for the 2023 Eric Hoffer Grand Prize in Poetry

Poetry as Spellcasting:
Poems, essays, and prompts for manifesting liberation and reclaiming power

Edited by Tamiko Beyer, Destiny Hemphill & Lisbeth White
North Atlantic Books, May 2023


"Origin of Water"
The Fourth River, Summer Issue 0.11,
July 2021

"Bridge (series)"

Interim: A Journal of Poetry & Poetics, vol 38.1, Poetry Prize Finalist issue, May 2021


Split This Rock, The Quarry, Poem of the Week, March 2021

"American Sycamore," "Hallowing, Or the Black Body Returns"

Yemassee Journal, Monthly Spotlight, November 2020

"Awakening of Stones: An Outline"

Blue Mountain Review, Issue 18, April 2020

"Myth, Seminal," "Fixed"

Apogee Lit, Issue 13, December 2019


Kweli Journal, May 2019

"Victim, Survivor, Immaculate" (excerpt from "Calypso")

The Rumpus, ENOUGH Series, June 2018

"Bay Laurel"

Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, Scarlet Tanager Press, October 2018


Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African   Diaspora Vol. 44.1, Fall 2018


Nine Winds (or, I am only ever writing about love)

Green Mountains Review Vol. 32.1, April 2021


Blog Posts

 Writings in collaboration with Resonance Network & The Reverb

Black Writers Read

Announcing Apogee Broadside & Tote Initiative

Apogee Lit, Sept 2020

Episode 042: Wildish Wise Women

Healing Power of Poetry with Lisbeth White

Episode 111: Spiritual Grit

The Magic of Time and Space in Being and in Writing


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Lisbeth White (she/her) is a lover of the earth, wanderer of lands, poet,  expressive arts therapist, developmental editor, elemental energy healer, listener, and  ancestor celebrant.

She is certain our collective liberation is intricately tied to ancestral earth wisdom and firmly believes each of us has boundless capacity within to be our own wisest healers.

She has received awards, fellowships, and residencies from VONA, Callaloo, Tin House, Writing By Writers, Corporeal Writing, Bread Loaf Environmental Writer's Conference, The Dickinson House, and Blue Mountain Center.


She is a co-founder of the Red Thread Writers Collective, supporting PGM writers in rural Washington state.

Photo by Sarah Wright Photography



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