#Bennington_Defying Convention

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SVEN BIRKERTS—director of Bennington’s Master of Fine Arts Writing program—is perhaps best known for The Gutenberg Elegies, a critical exam of the future of reading in the digital age. He’s made something of a name for himself as literature’s favorite analogue advocate. So it was a surprise to many to find @svenbirkerts on Twitter this year. His following has steadily grown as users discover Birkerts’ real-time dialogue with the medium, and digital world itself. @svenbirkets is funny, vulnerable, smart, ironically cutting, authentc qualities that speak broadly to literary and digital types. Here’s a taste, but follow him for the full dish.