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Bruce Bennett

Author's Bio

Bruce Bennett is the author of nine books of poetry and more than twenty poetry chapbooks. His New and Selected Poems, Navigating The Distances (Orchises Press), was chosen by Booklist as “One Of The Top Ten Poetry Books Of 1999.” He was a cofounder and editor of Field and Ploughshares, and served as an editor at Judith Kitchen’s State Street Press. His reviews of contemporary poetry have appeared in many places, including The Nation and the New York Times Book Review. He is Professor and Chair of English and Director of Creative Writing at Wells College in Aurora, New York.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Hey, Diddle Diddle (Foothills Publishing, 2001), Navigating the Distances: Poems New & Selected (Orchises Press, 1999), Straw Into Gold (Cleveland State University Press, 1984)
Chapbooks:
A Girl Like You (Finishing Line Press, 2011)
Anthologies:
The Poets Grimm (Story Line Press, 2003)
Journals:
5 AM , Measure, River Styx, Stone Canoe, Tar River Poetry Review, The Healing Muse
Prizes:
Web-Watching. Bright Hills Press, 2005 (winner of 2005 Chapbook Competition) Received a Pushcart Prize, 2013

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Listing last updated: January 29, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Philadelphia, PA
Raised in:
Philadelphia, PA

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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