MFA Writing Faculty Member Joshua Bennett Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship and Whiting Award for American Literature

Poet and MFA Writing faculty member Dr. Joshua Bennett received two distinguished honors this spring: a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Award in Nonfitction and Poetry.

Bennett, in addition to teaching at Sarah Lawrence, is the author of three books, The Sobbing School (Penguin, 2016), Being Property Once Myself (Harvard University Press, 2020), and Owed (Penguin, 2020). His fourth book, and first work of narrative nonfiction, Spoken Word: A Cultural History, is forthcoming from Knopf. His writing has appeared in The Best American PoetryThe New York TimesThe Paris Review, and elsewhere. 


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