Mike White grew up in Montreal, Canada. He received a master’s degree from McGill University and a doctorate from the University of Utah. His first poetry collection, How to Make a Bird with Two Hands (Word Works), was awarded the 2011 Washington Prize. White’s poems have appeared in journals including The New Republic, Ploughshares, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, and The Yale Review. His work is also featured online at Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. He lives with his family in Salt Lake City.