Amy Benson

Writing Program Faculty

Columbia University

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.