Amy Benson

New York, United States

Member Since: 01/22/2013

Amy Benson is the author of The Sparkling-Eyed Boy, winner of the Bakeless Prize in Nonfiction by Bread Loaf Writers Conference.  Recent prose has appeared in journals including Agni, BOMB, Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, PANK, and Seneca Review. She teaches regularly in the Writing Program at Columbia University and is a Visiting Writer at Fordham University.  She is the co-curator of the First Person Plural Harlem reading series, which brings together renowned writers and multidisciplinary artists.  Further description of current projects can be found at



  • Bakeless Prize in Nonfiction(2004)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from University of Alabama

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction