Literature Faculty

Benjamin Anastas
Nonfiction

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.”

email banastas@bennington.edu
call 802-440-4866
Jenny Boully Headshot
Nonfiction
Jenny Boully, a poet and essayist, is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow in General Nonfiction. Her latest book is Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life
email jennyboully@bennington.edu
call 802-440-4452
Annabel Davis-Goff
Director of the Prison Education and the Incarceration in America Initiatives

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.

email adavis-goff@bennington.edu
call 802-440-4388
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Director of Poetry at Bennington

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

email mdumanis@bennington.edu
call 802-440-4373
Image of Marguerite Feitlowitz

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.

email mfeitlowitz@bennington.edu
call 802-440-4413
Manuel Gonzales headshot
Fiction

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!

email manuelgonzales@bennington.edu
call 802-440-4693
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Director of Undergraduate Writing Initiatives

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.

email cguthrie@bennington.edu
call 802-440-4892
Image of Paul La Farge

Paul La Farge writes novels, short stories and essays which mix genre and ‘literary’ elements, and explore the expressive power of form. He has published four novels, a hypertext, and a collection of imaginary dreams.

email paullafarge@bennington.edu
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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.

email phillipwilliams@bennington.edu
call 802-440-4727
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Director of the Bennington Writing Seminars

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.

email mwunderlich@bennington.edu
call 802-440-4599

Visiting Faculty

Akiko Busch
Visiting 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.

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Alexandar Mihailovic
Visiting 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.

 

email amihailovic@bennington.edu

Instructor/Technician

Image of Nico Amador
MFA Fellow

Poet and professional troublemaker, Nico Amador's prior work has focused on teaching and writing about the skills and strategies needed to build effective movements for social change. 

email nicoamador@bennington.edu