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Teaching Assistant Professor

  • 2008, MFA in Creative Writing, Warren Wilson College
  • 1997, AB in English and Secondary Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Ross White is the author of the chapbooks The Polite Society and How We Came Upon the Colony, as well as the micro-chapbook sin Wave. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best New Poets, New England Review, Poetry Daily, Tin House, and The Southern Review, among others. His manuscript in progress, Guilt Ledger, was selected by Edward Hirsch to receive the 2016 Larry Levis Post-Graduate Stipend from Warren Wilson College. He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conferences in Vermont and Sicily.

He is the Executive Director of Bull City Press, a Durham-based literary press focusing on chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as the Editor of Four Way Review. He also serves on the Foundation Board for Beloit Poetry Journal. Since 2007, he has been a coordinator of The Grind Daily Writing Series, and with Ashley Nissler, he curates the House Party Reading Series in Hillsborough, NC. Beginning in 2019, he will be the Administrative Director of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry.

Prior to coming to UNC, he served as Dean of Distance Education and Director of Distance Education at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and the Executive Director of the North Carolina Virtual Public School.

Follow him on Twitter: @rosswhite.

To read more, visit my website


  • The Polite Society (Unicorn Press, 2017)
  • How We Came Upon the Colony (Unicorn Press, 2014)


  • 2017-2018 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant, Durham Arts Council
  • 2016 Larry Levis Post-Graduate Stipend from Warren Wilson College
  • 2015 Louis Untermeyer Scholar in Poetry, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Courses Taught:

  • (ENGL 131) Introduction to Poetry Writing
  • (ENGL 133H) Introduction to Poetry Writing – Honors
  • (ENGL 307) Style and Stylistics: Gram-O-Rama
  • (ENGL 490) Special Topics in Creative Writing: Editing and Publishing