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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.

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

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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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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Natalie Scenters-Zapico is a poet who holds fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and CantoMundo. 

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Anna Maria Hong is the author of three forthcoming books. Her first poetry collection, Age of Glass, won the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s 2017 First Book Poetry Competition and will be published in March 2018. Her novella, H & G, won the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s inaugural Clarissa Dalloway Prize and will be published by Sidebrow Books in April 2018, and her second poetry collection, Fablesque, won Tupelo Press’s Berkshire Prize and is forthcoming in 2019.

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Manuel Gonzales is the author of The Miniature Wife and Other Stories, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and the John Gardner Prize for Fiction, and the novel, The Regional Office is Under Attack!

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Kathleen Alcott's work has been called "Captivating" by The New Yorker and shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Her third novel, America Was Hard To Find, on the intersection of the Apollo program and antiwar radicalism, is forthcoming from Ecco in 2019. 

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Faculty

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

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Faculty

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

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Faculty

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

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Faculty

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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Kroll & Co. Entertainment has acquired the film rights to The Feral Detective, the upcoming novel from Jonathan Lethem '86.

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The Passion of Marta, the second novel from Caren Umbarger '76, was named a 2017 Silver Winner for the Nautilus Book Awards for Fiction: Self-Published & Small Press.

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Ayesha Raees ’18 has been selected as an Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) 2018/19 Margins Fellow.

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Search engine optimization, data management, and...rapping? At first glance, selling train tickets might not seem like an artistic job, but as Zanna Huth ’20 can attest, Trainline’s innovation-friendly culture encourages creative work.

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Faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz published "A Tale of Survival," a review of Sergio Bitar's Prisoner of Pinochet: My Year in a Chilean Concentration Camp, through ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America.

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The latest book from journalist, food reform advocate, and award-winning author Michael Pollan '76 will explore how mind-altering psychedelics might be used to treat depression, anxiety, and addiction.

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Screenwriter whose many credits include Good Morning, Vietnam, M*A*S*H, and Monk

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Faculty

Phillip B. Williams is the author of Thief in the Interior, winner of the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a 2017 Lambda Literary award. He received a 2017 Whiting Award and 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Phillip is the co-editor in chief of the online journal Vinyl.

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

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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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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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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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Alumni

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

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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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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.”