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Sibyl Kempson '95 is the recipient of the 2018 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for an American Playwright in Mid-career.

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Fran Antmann ’69 recently published Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams (Nirala Publications, 2017).

Annabel Davis-Goff

Faculty

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.

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Faculty

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.

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Faculty

Stefania Heim is an award-winning poet, scholar, translator, editor and educator, committed to the intersections between these pursuits. 

Photo of ​Ann Goldstein, Bennington College class of 1971

Alumni

New Yorker editor, translator, and the public face of the secretive, critically acclaimed Italian author Elena Ferrante

Photograph © Peter Ross (Wall Street Journal)

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The Sky Is Yours, the debut novel by Chandler Klang Smith ’05, is receiving national recognition as one of 2018’s great reads.

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A poem by Anaïs Duplan '14, "Ode to the Happy Negro Hugging the Flag in Robert Colescott’s 'George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware,'" was selected as the January 23 poem-a-day by the American Academy of Poets. 

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Monica Ferrell is a poet and novelist; her second collection of poems will appear in 2018 from Four Way Books. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, she has recently published work in The Baffler, The New Republic, Tin House, the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day Project, and many other magazines and anthologies.

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While students embark on Field Work Terms around the country and world, Bennington faculty have come up with a set of reading recommendations to keep everyone’s intellectual juices flowing wherever they are.

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The newly relaunched Bennington Review has released its fourth issue, featuring innovative poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and film writing around the theme of “Staying Alive.”

Alexandar Mihailovic

Faculty

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.

 

Akiko Busch

Faculty

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.

Elisa Albert

Faculty

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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Bennington Writing Seminars faculty member Jill McCorkle has been selected for a place in the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. 

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The Sky Is Yours, the debut novel by Chandler Klang Smith ’05 was included in Huffington Post’s list of “60 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018.”

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

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A bookstore started by two Bennington graduates has just celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary, reported The St. Albans Messenger. 

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Retiring faculty member Doug Bauer on teaching and time at Bennington by Keegan Ead and Madeline Cole ’16

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Doug Bauer’s novels, essays, journalism, and anthologies have won wide praise for their stylistic precision, clarity, and ability to capture the texture and grit of American life.

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NewPages.com glowingly reviewed issue three of Bennington Review, calling it "an incredibly strong issue put forth by an excellent journal."

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

Benjamin Anastas

Faculty

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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Faculty

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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Faculty

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

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Since creating the viral Twitter account "Astro Poets," which aims to change the way the Internet sees the zodiac, visiting literature faculty member Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky have amassed a collection of more than 194,000 Twitter followers, a monthly advice column for WMagazine and, as they recently announced, a new book deal.

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Rich Houses, a memoir essay by Samantha Krause '17, was published by Fiction Attic

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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