John Gavin White is a poet, philosopher and educator. With dual degrees in Philosophy and Women/Gender Studies, White's poetry and prose is centered in the lived philosophy of the 'poetic,' which is any attempt at the unified treatment of emotion, logic, language and thought against the backdrop of oppression. He has been featured several times on the world-famous Apollo amateur night, along with having performed or lectured at a number of institutions in the U.S. and abroad, ranging from Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History to Queen University Belfast in Ireland, to the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. His debut poetry collection, "I, John de Conqueror: A New Spelling Of My Name" (Spuyten Duyvil Publishing) is available for purchase through a direct link on his Instagram page @johngavinwhite