Sandra Simonds

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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. 


Simonds is the author of eight books of poetry. Much of her creative work deals with the intersection of capitalist labor, domesticity, and sexuality. Her poetry books include Triptychs (Wave Books, forthcoming), Atopia (Wesleyan University Press, 2019), Orlando (Wave Books, 2018), Further Problems with Pleasure, winner of the 2015 Akron Poetry Prize, Steal It Back (Saturnalia Books, 2015), The Sonnets (Bloof Books, 2014), Mother Was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012), and Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2009). She is also the author of Assia (Noemi Press, forthcoming), an experimental novel based on the life of Assia Wevill. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, The New YorkerThe New York TimesPoetry, The American Poetry ReviewChicago Review and others. 

Simonds has been a visiting faculty at Bennington since 2022 and returns for the 2023-24 academic year.