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Bennington College announced today that poet Mark Wunderlich has been named the next director of the Bennington Writing Seminars, the College’s MFA program in writing.

Bennington Review has released its third issue, titled Threat. 

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

Bennington Review was awarded the Firecracker Award from the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses for Best Debut Literary Magazine. 

The Hudson Review published an essay by Brooke Allen in their Spring 2017 issue. 

Lambda Literary featured a poem by Trenton Pollard '09 as part of its ongoing weekly poem series. 

A poem by visiting literature faculty member Phillip Williams is included in the current issue of the Boston Review. 

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

Visiting literature faculty member Phillip Williams’ debut poetry collection, Thief in the Interior, has been named a 2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalist.

For her recently published poetry collection, Cannibal, Safiya Sinclair ’10 has been longlisted for the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.

Visiting faculty member Phillip B. Williams has won a Whiting Award for his debut book of poems, Thief In The Interior. MFA faculty member Kaitlyn Greenidge won for her debut novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman.

Catapult—a premier online literary journal—has published Marguerite Feitlowitz's Spanish-to-English translation of a story by Luisa Valenzuela called "Phone Call From Hell." Valenzuela is a major Argentine novelist, short story writer, and the current President of Argentine PEN

Marguerite Feitlowitz was on a panel at the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) in February, called "Tipping the Scales: Addressing Gender Imbalance in Literature in Translation,” which was highlighted on Words Without Borders.

Margin notes scribbled throughout Marlene Dietrich’s expansive book collection offer a rare glimpse into the iconic actress and singer’s life, Megan Mayhew Bergman (MFAW '10), associate director of Bennington’s MFA in Writing, writes in The New Yorker

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

A new literary crime-and-memoir hybrid by Claudia Rowe ’88 dropped recently, earning a spot on New York Post’s “Must Read Books” list and critical praise from Kirkus Reviews and Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl.

LitHub published an article by Summer Brennan '01 called "Notes From the Resistance: A Column on Language and Power." 

This Will Be My Undoing, a collection of essays by Morgan Jerkins MFA '16, was included in the The Millions most anticipated books of 2017 list.

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.”

A poem by Safiya Sinclair '10 was featured on 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." 

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'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. 

Harper's Bazaar published a story on the Literary Brat Pack, featuring Bret Easton Ellis '86, Donna Tartt '86, and Jill Eisenstein '86, all of whom "helped change the course of American literature—and looked great doing it."

Barbara Alfano published an essay on Elena Ferrante’s La Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey, in Stanford’s Arcade in response to Claudio Gatti's exposé of Elena Ferrante’s identity.

Benjamin Anastas' acclaimed memoir Too Good to Be True will be available in paperback on October 25. 

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

Jonathan Lethem '86 has been a fixture in the pages of The New Yorker, The New York Times, and other publications following the release of his acclaimed new book A Gambler's Anatomy. 

"A tour of the United States through books" on Electric Lit features The Secret History by Donna Tartt '86 as the recommended book for the state of Vermont. MFA faculty member Alexander Chee's novel Edinburgh represents the state of Maine. 

With the release of a new biography by Ruth Franklin, Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, Jackson's life as a writer, mother, and faculty wife in North Bennington has received further attention. 

Marguerite Feitlowitz was interviewed by Andrew Graham-Yooll in Página12 as an expert on the subject of the language of dictatorship on how she came to focus her work on Argentina’s history.