Amy Benson's prose has recently appeared in PANK, Boston Review, The New England Review, Seneca Review (with interview), Black Warrior Review, Denver Quarterly, Salt Hill Journal (nominated for a Pushcart Prize), diagram, Hotel Amerika, The Aviary, Everyday Genius, and elimae. Her book, The Sparkling-Eyed Boy, was chosen by Ted Conover as the 2003 winner of the Bakeless Prize in Creative Nonfiction from Bread Loaf Writer's Conference. She holds a BS in Biology, an MFA in poetry, and half of a PhD in literature. She teaches creative writing at Columbia University and is the co-founder (along with Stacy Parker Le Melle and Wendy S. Walters) of the First Person Plural Reading Series.

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