Poet Orlando White is from Tólikan, Arizona. He is Diné of the Naaneesht’ézhi Tábaahí and born for the Naakai Diné’e. White earned a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Brown University. He is the author of LETTERRS (2015) and Bone Light
(2009), a collection of poems Kazim Ali
described as a “careful excavation on language and letters and the physical body.” White’s work has appeared in such journals as Ploughshares,
the Kenyon Review, Salt Hill,
and elsewhere. The recipient of a residency from the Lannan Foundation, White teaches at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona, and in the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
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