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Want to read like a Bennington student? Kick off your summer reading with the most checked out books from Crossett Library during the 2018-2019 school year.

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Want to read like a Bennington student? Kick off your summer reading with the most checked out books from Crossett Library during the 2017-2018 school year.

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The Robert Frost Stone House Museum, which recently reopened for its second season under Bennington College’s stewardship, has appointed Erin McKenny as its new director.

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

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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. 

Elisa Albert

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Author of the novels After Birth and The Book of Dahlia and the short story collection How This Night Is Different, and editor of the anthology Freud’s Blind Spot.

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Matthew Groner is a fiction writer working on his first novella, Every Good Atom.

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Jeanie Riess is a writer from New Orleans and is currently working on her first novel, which is about Mississippi.

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Anna Maria Hong is the author of the novella H & G (Sidebrow Books), winner of the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Clarissa Dalloway Prize, and Age of Glass, winner of Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Poetry Competition and the Poetry Society of America’s 2019 Norma Farber First Book Award. Her second poetry collection, Fablesque, won Tupelo Press’s Berkshire Prize and is forthcoming in June 2020. A former Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, she has published work in The Nation, The Iowa Review, Ecotone, Poetry, jubilat, Fence, Southwest Review, Jacket2, Poetry Daily, The Best American Poetry, and many other publications.

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

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In Entropy Mag, faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz shares a personal perspective on writing and literary translation. 

Alexandar Mihailovic

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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.

 

Annabel Davis-Goff

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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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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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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.

Akiko Busch

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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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Stuart Nadler is the author, most recently, of The Inseparables, which was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus, and was a finalist for the Mark Twain Prize for the American Voice. He is the recipient of the 5 Under 35 Award from the National Book Foundation, and has had his work translated into five languages.

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Poetry at Bennington, a program of short-term residencies that brings established and emerging poets to Bennington College for public readings and close work with students, has been endowed with a gift of $4 million from longstanding donors to the College. This gift advances the endowment goal of the recently announced $150 million Bennington College capital campaign.

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The newly relaunched Bennington Review has released its sixth issue, featuring innovative poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and film writing around the theme of “Kissing in the Future.”

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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.

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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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Faculty member Anna Maria Hong will serve as a judge for the 96th annual Kathryn Irene Glascock ’22 Intercollegiate Poetry Competition at Mount Holyoke College.

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During Fall term 2018, Crossett Library set up a display of suggestion cards, inviting students to suggest ways to make the library more inclusive.

“Bring back the Black Library,” wrote Deja’ Haley ’20.

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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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A dystopian metropolis plagued by dragons. A disillusioned detective back on the beat. An exploration of what it means to be black, feminist, and female in America. A deep dive into the new science of psychedelics. Across millions of words and myriad perspectives, one constant is clear: 2018 was a big year for Bennington writers.

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While Lulu Mulalu ’18 was a student at Bennington College, her studies, which ranged from psychology, drama, voice, writing, and French, always circled back to the importance of language and storytelling.

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

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Stephen Metcalf is a critic, essayist, podcaster, and screenwriter whose work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Slate, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker. He is the co-creator and host of the Slate Culture Gabfest, a podcast. He is writing a book about the 1980s and a screenplay for Amazon Studios. 

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Lisa Ann Cockrel is an editor and event curator whose own creative writing explores the interplay between social bodies and individual bodies, with a specific focus on fat bodies.  

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