Finding Nature in Philadelphia
Sharon White is the author of a collection of poetry, Bone House. Her memoir, Field Notes, A Geography of Mourning, received the Julia Ward Howe Prize, Honorable Mention, from the Boston Author’s Club. Some of her other awards include a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction, the Leeway Foundation Award for Achievement, a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her poems, essays, and articles have appeared in many magazines and journals including Isotope, House Beautiful, Appalachia, Kalliope, and North American Review. She teaches writing at Temple University in Philadelphia.
“Vanished Gardens, like the gardens of Philadelphia it plots so brilliantly in its pages, presents itself as both highly formal and completely natural in its composition and its fruition...”
— Michael Martone
Author of Michael Martone
"So I’d compare Sharon White’s second collection, Eve and Her Apple, to a flower opening, to a jewelry box. Such freshness and sweetness, such effortless storytelling, the unexpected, the miraculous, emerging. Folklore, voyage, memoir. I love the surprise, the journeying by such various routes, Finnmark, 19th century Lowell, Massachusetts, present day and historic west. How, with a reverence for natural and human history, White casts her spell and takes us where she is going."
— Elaine Terranova, author of
Not To: New and Selected Poems
Sharon was just awarded the Calvino Prize for fiction by the University of Louisville.She will be reading at the Louisville Conference for Literature and Culture Since 1900 on February 25 and the piece will be published in the Salt Hill Journal.