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Awarded a University & College Poetry Prize by the Academy of American Poets, a poem by Alysse Kathleen McCanna MFA ’15 was recently published on the Academy’s website. 

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Megan Mayhew Bergman is a short-story writer, novelist, and essayist whose work focuses on the experiences of women and the psychological impact of environmental degradation. She is the Director of Special Programs and works closely with the MFA program.

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Author of the book of poems Thief in the Interior, and recipient of the 2017 Whiting Award.

Alexandar Mihailovic

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A combined interest in LGBTQ studies, comparative literature, film studies, and Eastern European culture is at the center of Alexandar Mihailovic’s writing and teaching. Among other subjects, he writes and teaches about artificial intelligence in literature and popular culture, postcolonial women writers and filmmakers, and Russian Jewish literature.

 

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Poet and essayist whose work has been honored by the Western World Haiku Society

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Camille Guthrie’s most recent book of poetry, Articulated Lair, engages with the life and work of one of the great artists of the 20th century, Louise Bourgeois, in her continued interest in ekphrasis—writing poetry in response to visual art.

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Marguerite Feitlowitz is the author of the internationally acclaimed A Lexicon of Terror: Argentina and the Legacies of Torture and four volumes of literary translation, many essays, fiction, and criticism.

Annabel Davis-Goff

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Annabel Davis-Goff is a novelist, screenwriter, essayist, social justice advocate, and a driving force behind Bennington College’s Incarceration in America and Prison Education Initiatives.

Akiko Busch

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Akiko Busch’s writings—books and essays in publications ranging from Metropolis to The New York Times—weave together design, culture, and nature to address things like the geography of the home, citizen science, and the lives of objects.

Benjamin Anastas

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A standout among his many books and essays, Benjamin Anastas’ novel An Underachiever’s Diary has been called “the funniest, most underappreciated novel of the ’90s.”

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The acclaimed poetry of Michael Dumanis weaves together memories of childhood, diaspora, and dislocation.

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Annie DeWitt is a novelist, essayist, and short story writer. Her debut novel, White Nights In Split Town City, was lauded as "Masterful,” and “full of syntactic daring." "The study of a failing family—how it is dismantled from within, how it is threatened by the world outside" –BookForum

Elisa Albert

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Author of the novels After Birth and The Book of Dahlia and the short story collection How This Night Is Different, and editor of the anthology Freud’s Blind Spot.

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Brooke Allen’s articles in The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, and her books on topics ranging from the American founding fathers’ religious beliefs to the life of Benazir Bhutto have received critical acclaim.

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Frances Revel ’17 has won the Aliki Perroti And Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award for her poem “Hymn for the End of Drought.”

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A poem guide by literature faculty member Camille Guthrie of Robert Browning's dramatic monologue, "My Last Duchess," was recently published by the Poetry Foundation.

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Disorder Press, co-founded by Joseph Grantham '16, published Memory Foam by Adam Soldofsky, which won a 2017 American Book Award. 

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Judith Jones '45, longtime editor at Alfred A. Knopf, who championed the Diary of Anne Frank and the publication of Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, has died. She was 93. 

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Mark Wunderlich is author of three critically acclaimed books of poetry, and his poems, interviews, reviews, and translations have appeared in journals such as Slate, The Paris Review, and Poetry, and in more than 30 anthologies.

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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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Bennington Review has released its third issue, titled Threat. 

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At Length has published two poems by Camille Guthrie, "Family Collection" and "The Other Victorians."

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Brando Skyhorse’s debut novel, The Madonnas of Echo Park (Simon & Schuster, 2010), received the 2011 PEN/Hemingway Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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Art In Print glowingly reviewed Thorsten Dennerline and Michael Dumanis’ “A Cloud In Trousers,” writing that the “clouds, sky, [and] text….create a rich brew that has...everything to do with the roots of poetry.”

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Artist, performer, and AIDS activist whose work helped create the first effective drug protocols to combat the syndrome

Photograph © Walter Kurtz

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Bennington Review was awarded the Firecracker Award from the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses for Best Debut Literary Magazine. 

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The Hudson Review published an essay by Brooke Allen in their Spring 2017 issue. 

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Lambda Literary featured a poem by Trenton Pollard '09 as part of its ongoing weekly poem series. 

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The class is called Literary Bennington and so is the blog. Both take the canon of Bennington writers—from recent Pulitzer Prize winner Donna Tartt ’86 to Mann Booker Prize winner Kiran Desai ’93 to MacArthur “Genius” Jonathan Lethem ’86 and best-selling author Bret Easton Ellis ’86, as well as the scores of faculty members who laid the literary ground for those who came after: Bernard Malamud, Kenneth Burke, Stanley Edgar Hyman (and his wife, novelist Shirley Jackson), Edward Hoagland, and Lucy Grealy among others—as their subject. The blog, of course, draws more than just the Bennington crowd. Led by faculty member Benjamin Anastas, students publish in-depth interviews with Bennington authors and journalists, and share archival reviews of visiting poets from the school’s student paper and recaps of current literary Bennington controversies among other pieces. It is, at once, a look back and forward and literarybennington.tumblr.com is inviting to the unfolding investigation all of what makes a Bennington writer, and what makes Bennington such a hotbed for writing talent. Below is just one of the many interviews students have conducted, this one with author and journalist Summer Brennan ’01 whose recently released book is featured on page 8, and who was interviewed by An Nguyen ’18.

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