Antidote Books hosts virtual reading, discussion with two poet-memoirists
Meredith Clark

Antidote Books hosts virtual reading, discussion with two poet-memoirists

PUTNEY — Antidote Books will host what the bookstore bills as its “first at-home literary event,” which will feature a reading and conversation with poet-memoirists Meredith Clark and Arisa White on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m.

Arisa White ( is a Cave Canem fellow and an assistant professor of creative writing at Colby College. She is the author of four books, including the poetry collection You're the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened.

She is co-author of Biddy Mason Speaks Up, which won the Maine Literary Book Award for Young People's Literature, and the Nautilus Book Award Gold Medal for Middle-Grade Nonfiction.

White serves on the board of directors for Foglifter and Nomadic Press. Her debut memoir, Who's Your Daddy (Augury Books, 2021), is a lyrical, genre-bending coming-of-age tale featuring a queer, Black, Guyanese American woman who, while seeking to define her own place in the world, negotiates a difficult relationship with her father.

Meredith Clark is a poet and writer whose work has received Black Warrior Review's nonfiction prize and the Sonora Review nonfiction prize. Her lyrical memoir, Lyrebird (Platypus Press, 2020) delves into light, memory, and the crushing absence of things not yet known.

A story of loss, told in fragments, Lyrebird is the documentation of a miscarriage and the chronicle of the dissolution of a relationship - a moving discovery on how it is possible to approach a thing with tenderness and still watch it break.

Clark's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Phoebe, Gigantic Sequins, Denver Quarterly, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. She lives in Seattle and is at work on a second book.

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