© Joshua Bennett

Joshua Bennett

Poet, performer, and scholar Joshua Bennett is the author of two collections of poetry, Owed and The Sobbing School, as well as a book of criticism, Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man. His first work of narrative nonfiction, Spoken Word: A Cultural History, is forthcoming from Knopf. He received his PhD in English from Princeton University, and is currently Mellon Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. His writing has been published in The New York Times MagazineThe Paris ReviewPoetry, and elsewhere, and he was the recipient of a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2021. He lives in Boston.