Dearest Boy (Take 1)
Height: 10.625 in
Width: 7.875 in
Poem in the center with a rural landscape in the background.
Amy Benson's poetry and prose has appeared in journals such as Fourth Genre, New Orleans Review, Pleiades, Connecticut Review, River Styx, Quarterly West, and Mid-American Review. Her book, The Sparkling-Eyed Boy, was chosen by Ted Conover as the 2003 winner of the Bakeless Prize in Creative Nonfiction from Bread Loaf Writer's Conference. She holds a BS in Biology, an MFA in poetry, and half of a PhD in literature. She teaches graduate and undergraduate creative writing at Columbia University where she is the associate director of the undergraduate creative writing major.