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    Bruce Bennett

    Bruce Bennett
    Bruce Bennett was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1940. He received his AB, AM, and PhD from Harvard, and from 1967 to 1970 taught at Oberlin College, where he co-founded and served as an editor of Field. In 1970 he moved back to Cambridge, where he co-founded Ploughshares. In 1971, he married Bonnie Apgar, a Renaissance art historian; they have two children. In 1973 he began teaching at Wells College in Aurora, New York. At Wells, Bennett taught British and American literature and creative writing, was chair of the English department, and served as director of Wells College Press, which he helped to found. Bennett retired in June 2014.  Read Full Biography

    Bennett is the author of ten full-length collections of poetry and more than thirty poetry chapbooks. His most recent book is Just Another Day in Just Our Town (Orchises, 2017). He was awarded a Pushcart Prize in 2012, and his poems have appeared widely in literary journals, textbooks, and anthologies.

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