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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 a professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.  His writing has been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Yale Review, and elsewhere.  In 2021, he was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Award in Poetry and Non-fiction.  He lives in Boston.

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