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Poet, performer, and scholar Joshua Bennett is the author of three collections of poetry, Owed, The Sobbing School, and The Study of Human Life, which was longlisted for the 2023 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also the author of a book of criticism, Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man, and a book of narrative nonfiction, Spoken Word: A Cultural History. He received his PhD in English from Princeton University, and is currently a Professor of Literature and Distinguished Chair of the Humanities at MIT. His writing has been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Society of Fellows at Harvard University.

The Study of Human Life 2023 Longlist

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