Amy Benson is the author of two books: Seven Years to Zero (Dzanc Books 2017), winner of the Dzanc Books Nonfiction Prize, and The Sparkling-Eyed Boy (Houghton Mifflin 2004), chosen for the Bakeless Prize in Creative Nonfiction, sponsored by Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference. Recent essays and stories have been published in journals such as Agni, BOMB, Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and Triquarterly. She is the co-founder of the First Person Plural Reading Series in Harlem. Having taught in the Writing Program at Columbia, she now teaches writing at Rhodes College in Memphis.
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