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 FOUR: Staying Alive
 

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POETRY

STEPHANIE FORD
Armed Intruder Drill

ALLISON TITUS
Call to Action
The Whole Shebang

ANALICIA SOTELO
The Minotaur Invents the Circumstances
of His Birth

EMMA WINSOR WOOD
Object Relations

BRIDGET TALONE
Lavishly Appointed

JESSICA LIEBERMAN
Girl walks into

NATALIE EILBERT
from The Lake

SANDRA SIMONDS 
The Garden of Eden [In Shalimar, Florida,
at night, inside the doom palms]
The Garden of Eden [Found a tulip]
The Garden of Eden [—pulled away from
internet absorption]

PETER LEIGHT
What We Know About the Others

MEGAN FERNANDES
Amsterdam

SUZANNE WISE
The Leak

CATHERINE WAGNER
Thanksgiving Is Over
Lucky Thing

ANNA MARIA HONG
Blue Morpho
Siren

EMILY SKAJA
Elegy with Symptoms

ZACHARY SCHOMBURG
[I'll only drive a Toyota Corona]
[I only drive a Toyota Corona]
[I'm on a new highway]

JARED HARÉL
The Void
Legion

KRISTINA MARTINO
Self-Portrait with Questionable
Provenance

SARA MCGUIRK
La Femme Torero
Of What Was Left After Emptiness

CHERRY PICKMAN
Creature of Habit
How to Be Cheerful Through Starving

MELISSA GINSBURG
Toile de Jouy
Under the Fields

TRENTON POLLARD
Around the Stars, Burning Ice

BRIDGET O'BERNSTEIN
The Cape Breton Island Fire, 1981
The Red Truck Song

ERIN MULLIKIN
Our Shared Sarcophagus Is Only a Slim
Shadow in the Hallway
It Couldn't Have Happened Any Sooner

DANIELLE PAFUNDA
Shhhhhhhhh, shhhhhhhh [It's late and I
have left no one]
Shhhhhhhhh, shhhhhhhh [Did I say I? I
meant her and Nadja]

MAGGIE QUEENEY
The Material and Immaterial Patient
The Induced Patient

ALLISON ADAIR
Biopsy

LESLIE MCGRATH
Globalia

PHILIP METRES
from Shrapnel Maps

 

 

 

SHAWN FAWSON
C

CHRIS HAYES
To Get Anywhere

TOM THOMPSON
The Warblers Are Come

KATHY FAGAN
AccuWeather RealFeel
Morning

ERIC PANKEY
Another Problem with the First Person

JORGE LUIS BORGES
To One No Longer Young
Translated by Steve Kronen

SARAH GRIDLEY
The Hour Has Come to Remember the
Dead
The Kiss

ALLAN PETERSON
Sleep Inn

CHRISTOPHER MORGAN 
The Trees

ANDREW FELD
From the Metropolitan Market
Parking Lot

MATTHEW COOPERMAN
Repair

KRISTI MAXWELL
It's Either Maintain or Destroy
(Pre)Occupation

JULIA ANNA MORRISON
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Treatment

MOLLY MINTURN
A Child's Garden of Verses
Midwest

RYANN STEVENSON
The New Midwest

THEA BROWN
Bluestone

ERIN L. MCCOY
Torches
Mandan, North Dakota

YE HUI
A Poem on the Chinese Perspective of
Fate
Translated by Dong Li

A. MOLOTKOV 
The Tilt
René Magritte

CLAIRE SCHWARTZ 
Cross-examination

SASHA WEST
Ocean Triptych

TRACY FUAD
If Magnetism Fails Us
Dying Is Something You Do

DANIEL POPPICK
Aries

SALLY BALL
Breaker

C DYLAN BASSETT
Outage
Money

RANGI MCNEIL
Medusa
Abridged Taxonomy of the Profane

FRANCISCO MÁRQUEZ
The Future

CATHERINE POND
August in the Adirondacks
Beacon

KATHERINE GIBBEL
I'm Listening to Blue Rondo

PATRICK WILLIAMS
Generic
This Reagent Tablet Looks Like a Cert I
Totally Want To Eat It

 

FICTION

DAVID CROUSE
Make Me Whole

SUSAN DAITCH
Creatures of the Catastrophozene

KRISTEN N. ARNETT
A Prolonged Muscle Contraction

IAN STANSEL
We've Got Tonight

CEZARIJA ABARTIS
Sleeping Beauty Is Not Well

ZACH POWERS
Calvin Creates Danger

JOANNA NOVAK
Kill Wynn

THOMAS COOK
Chicken Wing Party

NONFICTION

RICK MOODY
On Reading The Crying of Lot 49

MICHAEL LEVAN
Flight

MARCO WILKINSON
Hidden Light, Wooden Ladder, Bucket of
Clay, Pillar of Water

FILM

J.M. TYREE
A Friend of Horror—Notes on Twin Peaks:
The Return

PATRICK KIEFFER
The Keanu Reeves Revenge Film John
Wick
as Told Through Its Parenthetical
Subtitle Sound Descriptions

INTERVIEW

FROM THE ARCHIVES:
JOHN ASHBERY in conversation with DAVID REMNICK

COVER ART

FRANK WEBSTER
Apartment Building, Tokyo