Chad Bennett earned a B.A. in English from Stanford University, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a Ph.D. in English from Cornell University. He serves as associate professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin.
Bennett is the author of Word of Mouth: Gossip and American Poetry
(2018), and his essays have appeared in ELH
, Twentieth-Century Literature
, Modern Drama
, Arizona Quarterly
, and Cinema Journal
. His debut collection of poems, Your New Feeling Is the Artifact of a Bygone Era
(2020), was chosen by Ocean Vuong as winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in 2018.
His poetry has appeared in journals including Colorado Review
, Denver Quarterly
, Gulf Coast
, The Offing
, and The Volta
, and his work has been reprinted by Poetry Daily
and Verse Daily