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 FIVE: Fauna
 

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POETRY

JOSE HERNANDEZ DIAZ
The Man and the Antlers

ERICA EHRENBERG
Anxiety Rabbit

JESS FELDMAN
Trophy

ROBERT FERNANDEZ
Zodiac

ROSE HUNTER
Puffer

ROBERT WRIGLEY
The Dogs

DEVON WALKER-FIGUEROA
Golden
Ode to "Your Majesty"

RYAN FLAHERTY
Get the Child Sonnet

AMARIS FELAND KETCHAM
Lesser Stripetail Scorpion
Ringtail Cat

CYNTHIA ARRIEU-KING
Outsider Art

CHRISTOPHER BREAN MURRAY
Field

JENNIFER MOORE
Speak of the Meadow

ELIZABETH ROBINSON
Benediction: A Modest List
Warmth Simile

MRB CHELKO
Sunrise with Scaffolding
Where We Are

JENNIFER MILITELLO
Sibling Parasitic
Sibling Invention

LILLIAN-YVONNE BERTRAM
How Narrow My Escapes
Georgic

PRISCILLA BECKER
Crap Milk

JULIE DANHO
I Want to Eat Bugs with You Underground

MIRANDA FIELD
Meat District
Owlet

CLAIRE DONATO
The [Redacted]
Horse: A Triptych

REBECCA WOLFF
Will You Disassociate with Me?

ERICA BERNHEIM
The Cat with the Disappearing Teeth
The People We Love Are Disappearing Around us

JOANNA KLINK
On Wanting
Portrait in Summer

BECKA MARA MCKAY
from The Dictionary of Misremembered English [GRAVEYARD WORKING]
from The Dictionary of Misremembered English [SCORSE]

JOHN SIBLEY WILLIAMS
Ordinary Beasts

BRIAN RUSSELL
In Good Hands
Tourists Pose for Photos in Front of the Commemorative Sign Marking the Beginning of Route 66 Outside of Panda Express in Downtown Chicago

CHRISTOPHER DEWEESE
7/24/17: Remarks by President Trump at 2017 National Scout Jamboree
11/7/17: Remarks by President Trump to the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea

 

 

NICHOLAS REGIACORTE
American Mastodon wades through security

CATHERINE BARNETT
Summons
The Necessary Preoccupations

ZACHARY HESTER
Counterpoint at the Corner of Mapleton Hill

RICHARD ROBBINS
My Father Without Answer

JOHN GALLAHER
The Light the Dead Make
The Prison Experiment

LAUREN HALDEMAN
Tour [You are standing at the historic fence line]
Tour [On what followed I have very confused ideas]
Tour [Tops of pines]

D.C. GONZALES-PRIETO
Sargon the Memorious
Et in Arcadia Ego

MALACHI BLACK
Horoscope (Presentiments of the Abyss in Mitchell, South Dakota)
Into the Mouths of Saints

PETER RICHARDS 
[Lord the dire Lord]
[October of Corinthians October of tall]

JANICE N. HARRINGTON
Awe!

PAGE HILL STARZINGER
Ars Poetica

JENNIFER ATKINSON
Like Somewhere in Saskatchewan
Reading Nautical Maps

KIRSTIN ALLIO
Swan Point XII./Icarus
Evensong

SOPHIE KLAHR
from Like Nebraska [He sleeps like an amber thread]
from Like Nebraska [She listens like a horse]

MAGGIE SMITH
Invisible Architecture

MEGHAN MAGUIRE DAHN
Shrift

M.A. VIZSOLYI
For February See Futile & Lighten Up
For Life See Headphones Those Big Ones

TALIA FLORES
Cream Cheese

CARRIE OEDING
I Kept a Voice in My Peacock

LEAH CLAIRE KAMINSKI
Orange County Bird of Prey
Hummingbird in Torpor with Jacaranda

CHARLIE CLARK
A Bird, Perhaps, or What Was Once a Bird

JEANNE LARSEN
Certainly She Recognizes Him, Or Uncertainly, Or Not

ANDREW KOZMA 
Red Riding
The Monkey's Paw

WILLIAM REPASS 
Bleats

SARAH WOLFSON
Some Conditions

WILLIAM VIRGIL DAVIS
A Bowl of Blueberries

 

 

FICTION

STEPHANIE REENTS
The Grizzly

MARIA KUZNETSOVA
The Passport

URSULA VILLARREAL-MOURA
Mucci

AARON HAMBURGER
Refugees

OLIVIA CLARE
What She Has

DAN POPE
The Graveyard

DANIEL NGUYEN
Home Now

TERESE SVOBODA
Burn the Bed

HEATHER MOMYER
One of the Animals

NONFICTION

LESLEY JENIKE
Exit, Pursued by a Bear

KALIL ZENDER
A Contemplation of Beauty or Foulness

SHEILA SQUILLANTE
Father of the Open Window

PHILIP METRES
The Dacha at Tuchkovo: Two Fictions

JOANNA NOVAK
Frosting

FILM

ADAM GOLASKI 
On David Lynch's Revenge of the Jedi

INTERVIEW

OLIVIA CLARE in conversation with BENJAMIN ANASTAS

COVER ART

KAHN & SELESNICK
Still Life Pepper (front)
Amy & Paddy (back)