Mike White wins the Washington Prize!
Congrats to TIR contributor Mike White, whose new poetry collection, How to Make a Bird with Two Hands, has been awarded the 2011 Washington Prize at The Word Works. Judge Leslie McGrath calls the book "a fresh mix of post-modern edginess and Zen mystery."
Two of the poems from the collection, "Anne Frank, Postscript" (Winter 2004) and "At 18" (Spring 2009), were first published in The Iowa Review.
How to Make a Bird with Two Hands is White’s first published book. His work has appeared in many journals, including Poetry, The New Republic, The Threepenny Review, and The Iowa Review, and has also been featured online at Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. White teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Utah.