Henri Bensussen

Poet

Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: 
707-964-8844

Author's Bio

Henri Bensussen writes on themes of inter-personal/inter-species relationships, aging, and the comic aspects of the human condition from the viewpoint of a birder, biologist, and gardener. She earned a B.A. in Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and worked for 18 years at Stanford UP before moving to Fort Bragg, CA, in 1999, where she served on the board of the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference. She is a member of the WNBA San Francisco and the Redwood chapter of the California Writers Club. Currently, a book-length memoir is her focus, and she continues to publish poetry and creative non-fiction.

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
Voices from the Porch (Main Street Rag, 2013)
Chapbook:
Earning Colors (Finishing Line Press, 2014)
Journals: ,
Cyclamens and Swords
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Skin to Skin
Prizes won: 

“Discovering the Salton Sea” received Honorable Mention at the Santa Barbara Poetry Festival, 1995; a selection of poems received the Poetry Prize at the Mendocino Coast Writer’s Conference, 2000; “The Path to Home” received Honorable Mention in the “Art in the Air” poetry contest, 2002.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Mary Oliver, Ellen Bass, Camille Dungy, Marilynne Robinson, H. D. Thoreau, Richard Brautigan
What I'm reading now: 
Open Me by Lisa Locasio

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Los Angeles, CA
California
Raised in: 
Los Angeles, CA
California
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Last update: May 02, 2019