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Please join the English and Creative Writing Department for a reading featuring Professor Emerita Cleopatra Mathis and Assistant Professor Joshua Bennett.
Please join the English and Creative Writing Department for a reading featuring Cleopatra Mathis and Joshua Bennett.
Cleopatra Mathis has published eight books of poems, most recently After the Body and Book of Dog (Sarabande). She is the receipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and two Pushcart Prizes. Her poems have appeared widely in journals, magazines, and anthologies, including The New Yorker, Threepenny Review, and Best American Poetry. The founder of the creative writing program at Dartmouth College, she lives in Vermont.
Joshua Bennett is the Mellon Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. He is the author of four books of poetry and literary criticism: The Sobbing School (Penguin, 2016)—which was a National Poetry Series selection and a finalist for an NAACP Image Award—Being Property Once Myself (Harvard University Press, 2020), Owed (Penguin, 2020) and The Study of Human Life (Penguin, 2022). He holds a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University, and an M.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Warwick, where he was a Marshall Scholar.
Joshua's writing has been published in The Best American Poetry, The New York Times, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, MIT, and the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. His first work of narrative nonfiction, Spoken Word: A Cultural History, is forthcoming from Knopf.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.