Elinor Benedict

April 20, 2001

Elinor Benedict

Elinor Benedict won the May Swenson Poetry Award with her first poetry collection, All That Divides Us. She has also published five chapbooks of poetry, several short stories, and numerous interviews, reviews, and newspaper features. Her poems have recently appeared in Poetry, Shenandoah, Indiana Review, The Florida Review, and Dogwood. She is currently working on a new collection called Late News from the Wilderness.

Benedict holds an M.A. from Wright State University in Ohio and an M.F.A. from Vermont College. She was the founding editor of Passages North literary magazine in the 1980’s. A native Tennessean, she now lives in Michigan, where, for several years, she led a writers’ workshop at Bay de Noc Community College.

To view Special Collections' holdings of Elinor Benedict's work, please click here.

To hear Benedict read from her own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library, here.

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