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Award-winning poet Safiya Sinclair ’10, who’s currently a finalist for PEN Center USA’s 2017 Literary Awards, was recently interviewed on the popular literary podcast “Between the Covers” for her universally praised debut collection, Cannibal.

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Poet Safiya Sinclair '10 has been named a finalist for PEN Center USA’s 2017 Literary Awards.

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Bennington College announced today that poet Mark Wunderlich has been named the next director of the Bennington Writing Seminars, the College’s MFA program in writing.

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The American Academy of Arts and Letters honored Safiya Sinclair '10, Lee Clay Johnson '07, and MFA faculty Kathleen Graber. 

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For her recently published poetry collection, Cannibal, Safiya Sinclair ’10 has been longlisted for the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.

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Visiting faculty member Phillip B. Williams has won a Whiting Award for his debut book of poems, Thief In The Interior. MFA faculty member Kaitlyn Greenidge won for her debut novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman.

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A poem by Safiya Sinclair '10 was featured on Poets.org as part of their Poem-a-Day series. The series began in 2006 and is "the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today’s talented poets each year." 

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Poetry faculty Phillip B. Williams and alumna Safiya Sinclair '10 were included in an article on Poets&Writers called "The Shadows of Words: Our Twelfth Annual Look At Debut Poets." 

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Two alumni were included in Buzzfeed's list of 21 Incredible New Books You Need to Read this Fall. A "colorful new novel" by Jonathan Lethem '86, A Gambler's Anatomy, was featured, along with Safiya Sinclair's '10 new "lyrical and provocative" book of poetry Cannibal.

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Earlier this week, Mashable announced their long lists for several categories of the 2017 PEN Literary awards, which include a number of Bennington graduates.

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Safiya Sinclair '10 has been awarded the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, given by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, for her manuscript, Cannibal. Sinclair is currently pursuing a PhD in literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California, where she is a Dornsife Doctoral Fellow.

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Safiya Sinclair ’10 has been awarded a 2016 Whiting Award, given annually to ten emerging writers based on early accomplishment and the promise of great work to come.

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Safiya Sinclair '10 has won the Boston Review's 2015 Poetry Contest. In introducing the winner, Cathy Park Hong writes "Sinclair collages a sensual lexicon, creating speech acts that are racialized assemblages. Her language is distinctive, assured, and a marvel to read."