Joshua Bennett

Joshua Bennett

About Joshua Bennett

Joshua Bennett is an African-American poet, writer, professor and artist. He published 4 books of poetry and criticism: The Study of Human Life (2022), The Sobbing School (2016), winner of the National Poetry Series and a finalist for an NAACP Image Award, Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man (2020), and Owed (2020). He is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. Bennett has also recited his poems President Obama's Evening of Poetry and Music at The White House. His work has been published in many magazines and anthologies such as The Best American Poetry, The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Boston Review, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. He was featured in the HBO documentary, Brave New Voices. Together with Jesse McCarthy, he is the founding editor of a Penguin Classics book series for minor poets in the black expressive tradition, Minor Notes.
Bennett's research and teaching interests include 20th and 21st century African American literature, animality studies, affect theory, black poetics, and environmental studies. Bennett is a Guggenheim Fellow and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the Society of Fellows at Harvard University.

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