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May 5 @ 7:00 pm - July 7 @ 9:00 pm
March 13- May 15, Spring 2023
Mondays at 7 PM, 10 sessions
Led by Robert Bensen
Intensive poetry workshop led by acclaimed poet and retired English professor Robert Bensen for high school, college, and continuing education students; Times TBD – Registration Fee: $350 (scholarships and sliding scale offered to those in financial need). Bright Hill charges students $350; remainder of fee, and awarded scholarships covered by donors and funders.
Robert Bensen has directed the Seeing Things poetry workshop since 2019. His poetry has been published in six collections, including Before (Five Oaks Press) and Orenoque, Wetumka (Bright Hill Press). What Lightning Spoke: New and Selected Poems is forthcoming from Bright Hill. Along with non-fiction and literary essays, his poetry has appeared in AGNI, Akwe:kon, Antioch Review, Berfrois, Callaloo, The Caribbean Writer, Jamaica Journal, La presa, Native Realities, The Paris Review, Partisan Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Wales, River Styx, Yankee Magazine, and elsewhere. He has edited anthologies of Native American and Caribbean literature and authored American Indian and Aboriginal Canadian Childhood Studies (Oxford University Press). His writing won a poetry fellowship from the NEA, research fellowships from the NEH and the Newberry Library, a shared Eric Hoffer Award, poetry awards from Harvard University, the New York State Council on the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, the Robert Penn Warren Award. His first book was a finalist for the Walt Whitman Award (Academy of American Poets) and the Emily Dickinson Prize (Poetry Foundation). He is Professor Emeritus at Hartwick College, where he directed the writing programs for 39 years. He also taught at the University of Illinois, Parkland College (Champaign, Illinois) and SUNY Oneonta. He is the founding director of Woodland Arts Editions (Oneonta NY).
Bright Hill Tiny Desk Series to be published in 2023 featuring national poets.
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