Drawing by Dasha Ziborova

Benjamin Woodard (that’s me) lives in Connecticut and holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is editor-in-chief at Atlas and Alice Literary Magazine, a contributing editor at On the Seawall, and frequently pens literary criticism for Publishers Weekly, Kenyon Review Online, Words Without Borders, and other venues. He teaches English at a handful of colleges and universities, coordinates a university writing center, is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, acts as a board member for Courtney Maum’s artist retreat The Cabins, and was a 2017 finalist for SmokeLong Quarterly’s Kathy Fish Fellowship. For many years, he served as translations editor at Numéro Cinq, a literary journal run by author Douglas Glover. His writing can be found in the anthologies Best Microfiction 2019, Best Microfiction 2021, and Miscellany: Essays by Young(ish) American Voices. His fiction has been widely published and was nominated for the 2019 and 2021 editions of Best Small Fictions and Best American Short Stories. He also co-wrote the award-winning sci-fi feature film, Circuit, which was released in 2009.

Reach him at ben(dot)j(dot)woodard(at)gmail(dot)com, or on Twitter at @woodardwriter.

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