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Mark Wunderlich, Director of Bennington Writing Seminars, faculty member Craig Morgan Teicher, and past faculty Paul Yoon, Ephraim Asili, Kaitlyn Greenidge, and Alexander Chee are recipients of the prestigious 2021 Guggenheim Fellowships.

Nico Amador MFA '22, a second-term MFA student in poetry, has been selected to be the fifth Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars.

The Bennington Writing Seminars is pleased to announce that Moriel Rothman-Zecher is the recipient of the Donald Hall Scholarship for Poets. He will begin his studies in January 2021. 

The Bennington Writing Seminars is pleased to announce that Jessica R. Fischoff is the recipient of the Donald Hall Scholarship for Poets. She will begin her studies in June 2020. 

Jericho Brown, finalist for the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry, will be the Commencement speaker for the Bennington Writing Seminars in January 2020.

Bennington Writing Seminars faculty member Carmen Giménez Smith is a finalist for the 2019 National Book Awards in Poetry.

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. 

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

Shawna Kay Rodenberg MFA '12 has been awarded a $30,000 grant by The Rona Jaffe Foundation, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the country. 

The New Yorker online featured a piece by award-winning poet Donald Hall, MFA Writer-in-Residence, called "The Poetry of Death."

Frances Revel ’17 has won the Aliki Perroti And Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award for her poem “Hymn for the End of Drought.”

Mark Wunderlich, the recently inaugurated Director of the Bennington Writing Seminars, took some time to answer questions about his long-term goals for the program, its literary legacy, and what he’s reading.

Bennington Review has released its third issue, titled Threat. 

At Length has published two poems by Camille Guthrie, "Family Collection" and "The Other Victorians."

Hill Country Observer published a review of Thief in the Interior, the award winning debut poetry collection by Phillip Williams. 

The American Academy of Arts and Letters honored Safiya Sinclair '10, Lee Clay Johnson '07, and MFA faculty Kathleen Graber. 

Visiting faculty Phillip B. Williams has won the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award for his debut poetry collection, Thief In The Interior. 

Art In Print glowingly reviewed Thorsten Dennerline and Michael Dumanis’ “A Cloud In Trousers,” writing that the “clouds, sky, [and] text….create a rich brew that has...everything to do with the roots of poetry.”

Poetry faculty Phillip B. Williams and alumna Safiya Sinclair '10 were included in an article on Poets&Writers called "The Shadows of Words: Our Twelfth Annual Look At Debut Poets." 

A poem by Safiya Sinclair '10 was featured on Poets.org as part of their Poem-a-Day series. The series began in 2006 and is "the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today’s talented poets each year." 

Visiting faculty member Phillip B. Williams has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his debut book of poems, Thief In The Interior

Earlier this week, Mashable announced their long lists for several categories of the 2017 PEN Literary awards, which include a number of Bennington graduates.

This month, two alumna had poems featured on Poets.org's Poem-A-Day. The first was "From A Train" by Lynn Emanuel '72, whose book of poem The Nerve of It, was awarded the 2016 Lenore Marshall Prize. The second was an excerpt from "Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus" by Anais Duplan '14, who released her debut collection, Take This Stallion, in June. 

MFA Writer-in-Residence Donald Hall writes a moving essay in the New Yorker in which he meditates on the role the solitude has played throughout his life. Now living alone at age eight-seven, he recalls his wife, Jane, who passed away in 1995. He writes: "In the separation of our double solitude, we each wrote poetry in the morning."

Michael Dumanis' poem "The Idea of Order" was published in Boston Review earlier this month. 

Anaïs Duplan '14 was interviewed in Divedapper following the release of her debut poetry collection, Take This Stallion. 

Mark Wunderlich published a new poem in the American Academy of Poets Poem-a-Day called "The Son I'll Never Have." It also appears in the Columbia Daily Tribune

Lynn Emanuel '72 has been awarded the 2016 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for her new book The Nerve of It.

Franci Revel '18 is the winner of this year's American Academy of Poet's Bennington College Poetry Prize for her poem "Pasture." Revel's work was recognized as part of the AAP's University and College Poetry Prizes Program, which "sponsors over 200 annual poetry prizes at colleges and universities across the U.S." The AAP prizes also provide "visibility and financial support to poets demonstrating artistic excellence." Her piece is currently featured on their website.

Two alumni were included in Buzzfeed's list of 21 Incredible New Books You Need to Read this Fall. A "colorful new novel" by Jonathan Lethem '86, A Gambler's Anatomy, was featured, along with Safiya Sinclair's '10 new "lyrical and provocative" book of poetry Cannibal.