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Jeffrey Bennett's Biography

Member Info

currently based out of Austin
Mar 2011

Until I make the time to fit a bio here, please feel free to check out the blog I make for my uncut gems.http://badmonkeynocookie.blogspot.com/

Influences

Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetaeva, Liu Xiaobo, Pablo Neruda, Cesar Vallejo, William Carlos Williams, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, Osip Mandelstam, Alexander Pushkin, Boris Pasternak (especially love George Reavey's work with Pasternak), Paolo Yashvili, I am deeply in love with Wislawa Szymborska (who isn't, right?), Robert Bly, Mark Twain, The Grimm Brothers, ... the rest of this list expands almost as I write it. You must know what that is like!

Upcoming Works

I am working on a volume of poetry with the working title, "Cuneiform; Poems becoming of a wild man." I also have a series of short stories in the rafters.

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Interests & Hobbies

I read when I am not working on my poetry. All of my interests and hobbies are bent on producing my current work, a volume of poetry with the working title, "Cuneiform; Poems becoming of a wild man."