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Philip White

Professor of English

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BA: Brigham Young University

MA: Brigham Young University

PhD: University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Shakespeare; poetry


Philip White joined the Centre College faculty in 1999. He is a professor of English, and was named a Centre Scholar in 2007. He had previously taught at Brigham Young University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


White’s interests include Shakespeare, Poetry, African American Literature, Ancient Chinese literature and philosophy. His poems and translations have also appeared or are forthcoming in The New Republic, Slate, Poetry, The Yale Review, Ploughshares, Literary Imagination, Agni, New England Review, Southern Review, and elsewhere.


He has won a Pushcart Prize for poetry and a Willis Barnstone Prize for poetry translation. His book of poems, The Clearing, won the 2007 Walt Macdonald award.

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