1 jan 2003

Michael Benedikt


Contemporary US poet Michael Benedikt has published five collections: The Badminton at Great Barrington; or Gustave Mahler & The Chattanooga Choo-Choo (Univ. Pittsburgh Press, 1980); and with Wesleyan University Press, Night Cries (prose poems, 1976); Mole Notes (prose poems, 1971); Sky (1970); and The Body (1968).

Books he's edited include a 600-page, landmark anthology of global prose poetry: The Prose Poem: An International Anthology (Dell/Laurel, l976). Benedikt is also Co-Editor of 3 anthologies of 20th-Century Avant-Garde plays translated from the French, German, and Spanish (E.P. Dutton, l964/'66/'67), and is translator of many plays in those volumes. A former Poetry Editor of Paris Review, his editorial selections are represented in The Paris Review Anthology (Norton, l990). His work appears in 65 + anthologies of US poetry. He's currently a Contributing Editor for The American Poetry Review. His literary criticism has appeared in The American Book Review, Poetry, & elsewhere.

Benedikt taught as Visiting Professor in English & Creative Writing Depts. of Bennington, Sarah Lawrence, Hampshire, & Vassar College/s; & at Boston U. He's read from his poetry at ca. 100 other colleges & universities, & at invitation of Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Recent readings at numerous Barnes & Noble booktores in the NY Metro Area. Over the years, he's received Guggenheim, NEA, & NY State Council on The Arts fellowships & grants for his poetry. M.A., Columbia University, B.A. , NYU's Washington Square College. He's a long-time resident of Upper West Side, Manhattan

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