Literature Faculty

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Fiction/Nonfiction

Benjamin Anastas's recent work as a literary journalist appears in the Oxford AmericanTravel + LeisureBookforum, and other magazines. 

email banastas@bennington.edu
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Nonfiction/Poetry
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
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Franny Choi is a poet and essayist. Books include The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On and Soft Science, winner of the Elgin Award for Science Fiction Poetry.

email frannychoi@bennington.edu
Annabel Davis-Goff
Director of the Prison Education Initiative

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

email adavis-goff@bennington.edu
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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
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Anaïs Duplan '14 is a trans* poet, curator, and artist. He is the author of upcoming book I NEED MUSIC (Action Books, 2021), and a book of essays, Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture (Black Ocean, 2020). He founded the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, a residency program for artists of color, at Iowa City’s artist-run organization Public Space One. 

email anduplan@bennington.edu
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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.

email mfeitlowitz@bennington.edu
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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
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Director of Undergraduate Writing Initiatives

In Camille Guthrie's fourth collection of poems, DIAMONDS, she writes about the trials and surprises of divorce, parenting, country life—and the difficulties and delights of being alone, looking at art, and falling in love.

 

email cguthrie@bennington.edu
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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
Mark Wunderlich
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. His most recent book, God Of Nothingness, is forthcoming from Graywolf in 2021.

email mwunderlich@bennington.edu

Visiting Faculty

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Ben Belitt Visiting Faculty Fellow

Rachel Lyon's novel Self-Portrait With Boy was a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her short work has recently appeared in One Story, the Rumpus, and elsewhere.

email rachellyon@bennington.edu
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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
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Visiting Faculty

Simonds is a poet and critic. She is the author of eight books of poetry and a novel. Her writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe New YorkerPoetry Magazine and elsewhere. 

email sandrasimonds@bennington.edu