Amy Benson

Amy Benson’s book The Sparkling-Eyed Boy (Houghton Mifflin 2004) was the 2003 Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize winner in creative nonfiction, sponsored by Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference. Her prose has appeared in journals such as Boston Review, BOMB, New England Review, DIAGRAM, Seneca Review, Denver Quarterly, and Black Warrior Review. She teaches writing at Columbia University and is the co-founder of the First Person Plural Reading Series in Harlem.