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Community Reading List: 2023 Poetry

Each year the library compiles reading recommendations for the Winter Break.

Benjamin Anastas

Faculty - Literature

This year's National Book Award winner in poetry.

Michael Dumanis

Director of Poetry at Bennington, Faculty - Literature

A singular tour de force collection of epistemological, metaphysical poems about summers and daughters and being and despair that seamlessly navigates between English and the poet’s native Swedish.

An exceptional highly lyrical and philosophical, deeply questioning debut poetry collection by the Kyiv-born poet and translator.

This is an amazing, formally innovative new book of wild, discursive post-confessional poems, each written in three skinny adjacent columns juxtaposed on each page. Sandra is visiting faculty at Bennington this year.

I am personally so excited to read this latest, brilliantly titled book of poems by the always engaging, startling, and audacious poet and new Bennington literature faculty member Franny Choi!

Rage Hezekiah

Associate Director of Academic and International Student Services.

I'm grateful Ada Limon recently became Poet Laureate. Her poems do all the things the best poems do, and this book is lovely.