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  • 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

ALLISON TITUS
Call to Action

  • The Whole Shebang

ANALICIA SOTELO

EMMA WINSOR WOOD

  • Object Relations

BRIDGET TALONE

  • Lavishly Appointed

JESSICA LIEBERMAN

  • Girl walks into

NATALIE EILBERT

SANDRA SIMONDS 

PETER LEIGHT

MEGAN FERNANDES

  • Amsterdam

SUZANNE WISE

CATHERINE WAGNER

ANNA MARIA HONG

EMILY SKAJA

ZACHARY SCHOMBURG

JARED HARÉL

  • The Void
  • Legion 

KRISTINA MARTINO

  • Self-Portrait with Questionable Provenance

SARA MCGUIRK
La Femme Torero

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

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

JULIA ANNA MORRISON

  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Treatment

MOLLY MINTURN

RYANN STEVENSON

  • The New Midwest

THEA BROWN

  • Bluestone

ERIN L. MCCOY

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

DANIEL POPPICK

  • Aries 

SALLY BALL

  • Breaker

C DYLAN BASSETT

RANGI MCNEIL

  • Medusa
  • Abridged Taxonomy of the Profane

FRANCISCO MÁRQUEZ

  • The Future

CATHERINE POND

  • August in the Adirondacks
  • Beacon

KATHERINE GIBBEL

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

CEZARIJA ABARTIS

ZACH POWERS

  • Calvin Creates Danger

JOANNA NOVAK

THOMAS COOK

  • Chicken Wing Party

NONFICTION

RICK MOODY

  • On Reading The Crying of Lot 49

MICHAEL LEVAN

  • Flight

MARCO WILKINSON

FILM

J.M. TYREE

  • A Friend of Horror—Notes on Twin Peaks: The Return

PATRICK KIEFFER

INTERVIEW

COVER ART

FRANK WEBSTER

  • Apartment Building, Tokyo