Henri Bensussen


San Francisco, CA
California US

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. Currently, a book-length memoir is her focus, and she continues to publish poetry and creative non-fiction.

Publications & Prizes

Voices from the Porch (Main Street Rag, 2013)
Writing Our Way out of the Dark (Queen of Swords Press, 1995)
Earning Colors (Finishing Line Press, 2014)
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Cyclamens and Swords
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Sand Hill Review
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Skin to Skin
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“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: 
Giving Up the Ghost by Hilary Mantel

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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Last update: Jan 26, 2024