Bennington Review has won the CLMP 2017 Firecracker Award for Best Debut Magazine!

Bennington Review is a stunning re-debut, having previously launched in 1966 and 1978, full of innovative and risk-taking prose and poetry. Its commitment to diverse voices cements its status as a journal to watch. We look forward to seeing what new artists its editors discover. 
—Maribeth Batcha, Ellen Duffer, Brigid Hughes, and Minna Zallman Proctor


ISSUE SIX: Kissing in the Future
 

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POETRY

ALLYSON YOUNG
Kissing My Future!

SHANNA COMPTON
I wore my dress

DIANNELY ANTIGUA
Diary Entry #1: Testimony

DOMINIQUE SALAS
from Unoriginal Danger [the almost
novio, Fernie, had asked]

MAGGIE MILLNER
A Partial History of My Desire
Expropriation

MRB CHELKO
Skin Pantoum

JULIANNE NEELY
Emergencies I Would Like to Report to
911

HEATHER CHRISTLE
She Stays Up in Ogunquit
Nothing Sadder

LISA FAY COUTLEY
Of Course
How

SARAH ARONSON
Seam of Light Through a Thicket of
Nighttrees

BRIAN CLIFTON
Starched
Errands

KIMBERLY ANN SOUTHWICK
Getting to Know Where All the
Lightswitches Are

JOHN MARADIK
My Therapist

MARC MCKEE
Phil Parma Speaks Over the Body of
Philip Seymour Hoffman

JESSICA LASER
Tractatus
Admiration

EMILY DAUER
RSVP

DAWN TEFFT
Three Object Lessons: The Serving Girl

SARAH TRUDGEON
Men Sweeping
Smart Delights

HOLLI CARRELL
A Mouth
Arrival
The Balloon

LEAH UMANSKY
Woman Carrying Everything

NIINA POLLARI
I Spend the Day Not Speaking

PATTY NASH
Disambiguation 1
Disambiguation 2

KELSI VANADA
I Am at a Pain to Represent the Following
Array

JERICHO BROWN
Shovel
The Virus

LANCE PHILLIPS
X

JESSICA JACOBS
In the Days Between Detection and
Diagnosis

 

 

ALYSSA MOORE
Just Like Dad
Regeneration

DANIEL TIFFANY
from What It Must Be Like

SHAMALA GALLAGHER
Tritina for Joseles, for Mirrors, for Those I
Won’t Know for Ashes & Rising

Structure Crossing Danger

MOLLY BENDALL
Lesson 4: Lies themselves begin to take
me at my word

The Vague Territory of the Present

ANDY STALLINGS
Where No Impediment Obliges

LINDSAY TURNER
Poem for the New Year
Poem

ANDREW ZAWACKI
Optic Audio

LAURA MULLEN
Once More with Feeling

RAINIE OET
Blood Diary (Diane): Mesh Bags Of

L.A. JOHNSON
In Case of Emergency
Dumb Luck

VIRGINIA KONCHAN
The Equivocal World

MATTHEW YEAGER
You Left

CALVIN BEDIENT
Coupling

CHRIS STROFFOLINO
Modesto

CHRISTOPHER SALERNO
You’ll Never Get to Sleep Now
Deathbed Sext

NATHAN BLANSETT
Two Figures by a Fountain

CHRIS FORHAN
To a Boy in a Body

SYDNEY LEA
Ethos Anthropos Daimon

CHELSEA MARGARET BODNAR
Ribs feel like they could be pushed in
Dolls like us lose value

KAMDEN HILLIARD
It’s Not a Sonnet BC It Don’t Turn

ALEXIS ORGERA
The Tour

PAUL OTREMBA
Red Telephone in a Secure Location

SANDRA BEASLEY
Roosevelt, Midnight

CANDICE WUEHLE
Waxed
I’m Trying My Hand at Fashion
Photography

SOREN STOCKMAN
For Dusk, and for Afterward

PAUL ALEXANDER
Embracing Figures

 

 

FICTION

JENNIFER KRONOVET
The Cameras

MARK JUDE POIRIER
Tarantula Hawk

ROBERTA ALLEN
Weird

MAURA STANTON
MARSPAINTSDAILY

KYLE MINOR
Sunday Afternoon

MARLÉNE ZADIG
Everybody Dies

CHIRISTOPHER HIGGS
Scarystory

PATRICIA COLEMAN
Venez

NAPHISA SENANARONG
Hotel Rooms

SUSANNA HORNG
God’s Eye

JULIE WERNERSBACH
Rations

CAROL GUESS and AIMEE PARKISON
Girl in Refrigerator
Girl in Pictures

MOHAMMADREZA MIRZAEI
It’s Me, the Girl in the Picture


NONFICTION

ELLEN ADAMS
Sexuality Matching Quiz

PRISCILLA BECKER
Noise Annoys

JEHANNE DUBROW
Blue Burlap Thing

MEGAN SWEENEY
Salvage

EMILY O’NEILL
The Sun Is Getting Hotter Every Year


FILM

J.M TYREE
Anti-Psycho-logical: Notes on Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here


INTERVIEW

JERICHO BROWN in conversation with MICHAEL DUMANIS


COVER ART

JEREMY GEDDES
White Cosmonaut