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Robert Bensen
Published: Sun Oct 15 1989
Art: Paul TheriaultSwimmers (detail), 2019, acrylic and found paper on scavenged wood
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The Garden and the Abyss: Columbus’ Journal and Three Caribbean Writers

Robert Bensen is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently Before (Five Oaks Press, 2019). His poems have appeared in The Antioch Review, Callaloo, The Paris Review, Poetry Wales, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard University, the State of New York, and the Illinois Arts Council. He conducts the community poetry workshop at Bright Hill Press in Treadwell, New York, and is the founding director of Woodland Arts Editions, a small literary press. More info at robertbensen.com. (updated 10/2021)

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