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In 2019, undergraduate and Bennington Writing Seminars alumni and faculty published over 65 books.

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that Marguerite Feitlowitz will receive a Literature Translation Fellowship of $12,500. This Fellowship will support the translation into English of two books  by Chilean poet Ennio Moltedo.

Bennington Review—a national biannual print journal of innovative, intelligent, and moving poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and film writing housed at Bennington College—has released its seventh issue, around the theme of “The Devotions.”

While students embark on Field Work Term, an annual work-learning term during which students gain hands-on experience and test their classroom ideas in the world of work, Bennington faculty and staff offer their reading recommendations to keep everyone’s intellectual juices flowing wherever they are.

For Audrey Shulman ’09, the process behind creating Love, Fall & Order, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, was “professional screenwriting bootcamp.”

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

At the start of Fall term, Bennington College students celebrated with Student Works, an annual showcase of projects done across disciplines—from poetry and play readings, to musical performances, genetics research, oral histories, and more.

Nine students from high schools across the country were selected as winners of Bennington College’s 2018-2019 Young Writers Awards.

Carling Berkhout '19 is the 2019 Robert Frost Stone House Museum Kilpatrick Fellow.

Spiritual or Mental sloth; apathy by Kathleen Norris '69

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.

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.

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

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

The Bennington College community celebrates the legacy of Mary Oliver, former faculty member and prizewinning poet.

Faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz recently published translations of poems by the Chilean poet Ennio Moltedo and French writer Liliane Atlan in Asymptote Journal, World Literature Today, and Exchanges: Journal of Literary Translation.

While students embark on Field Work Term, an annual work-learning term during which students gain hands-on experience and test their classroom ideas in the world of work, Bennington faculty offer their reading recommendations to keep everyone’s intellectual juices flowing wherever they are.

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.

Faculty member Anna Maria Hong's novella H&G and debut poetry collection Age of Glass have been selected for Entropy Magazine's 2018 "Best Fiction Books" and "Best Poetry Books & Poetry Collections" lists.

The New York Times honored the work of faculty member Phillip B. Williams and Poetry at Bennington and Bennington Review writers Jericho Brown, Shane McCrae, Kevin Young, and Reginald McKnight in its feature on 32 American men who "are producing literature that is essential to how we understand our country and its place in the world right now."

Many Bennington alumni credit the community they found at the College among their most valuable lifelong influences. For Connie Golub Gorfinkle ’57, Jeanne Gorfinkle-Wiley ’85, and Lulu Wiley ’20, however, the Bennington network exists even within their own family.

The Guardian highlighted faculty member Anna Maria Hong's H&G as leading the way for a new avant garde in literature.

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

Faculty member Marguerite Feitlowitz's translation of Luisa Valenzuela's hybrid text, "If Language Is the Abode of the Self," is featured in the "Nuevísimos" issue of Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, Vol. 51, No. 1, published in June 2018.

Michael Dumanis, faculty member and editor of the Bennington Review, discusses his poetry and process on Poetry Spoken Here.

President Mariko Silver and faculty members Anne Thompson, director and curator of the Usdan Gallery; Megan Mayhew Bergman, director of special programming and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum; and Dina Janis, artistic director of the Dorset Theatre Festival; spoke with the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce about the region's arts landscape.