Online Publications

Readings and interview

Reading from What Lightning Spoke at the book launch. Bright Hill Literary Center, Treadwell, NY (video, July 28, 2022)..

Poetry Night at Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY.  A reading with Rana Bitar (video, April 7, 2021).

Interview on “Out of Bounds” with Tish Pearlman, National Public Radio (audio, November 2, 2019).

Essays

Remembrance of Derek Walcott, delivered at a celebration of his life at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday, April 8, 2017.” The Consulate General of St. Lucia in New York, sponsor. Berfrois (May 22, 2019).

“Columbus’s Journal and Three Caribbean Writers,” AGNI 87 (2018). https://agnionline.bu.edu/essay/the-garden-and-the-abyss-columbus-journal-and-three-caribbean-writers

“Dance Looking at the Sun” (non-fiction), Fusion Magazine (October 21, 2017).

“Children of the Dragonfly: Native American Voices on Child Custody and Education,” and “Children of the Dragonfly: The Book as Village,” River, Blood, and Corn: A Community of Voices (various dates).https://riverbloodandcorn.blogspot.com/search/label/Robert%20Bensen

“The Literature of Boarding Schools,”  The University of Arizona Press, July 26, 2021.  Republished River, Blood, and Corn, Aug. 1, 2021. 
Poems

“Isis at Caroni,” poetryandplaces 4 (March 16, 2021).

“How I Fix Things.” Silver Birch Press (March 2021).

“Golden Eagles over Franklin Mountain,” Poetry and Places (February 17, 2021).

“This Friday We Call Good,” Solum Journal, issue 1 (Fall 2020).

“Assassination Nation,” in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Piltdown Review (October 22, 2018).

“Before You Know It,” “The Waves at Matsushima,” “Two Dancers,” “Driving the Country Blacktop,” AGNI (Boston University), list of poems and essays, (various dates).

“We’ve Been Domesticated, I Tell You,” Ploughshares (Spring 1987).

“1959,” La presa (Embajadoras Press), issue 4 (2018). See page 56.

“Acres of Birds for Santa,” La presa (Embajadoras Press), issue 5 (2018). See page 12.

“Blacksnake at the Iroquois Festival,” “What Lightning Spoke,” “Golden Eagles over Franklin Mountain,” “Art Works,” River, Blood, and Corn: A Community of Voices (various dates). https://riverbloodandcorn.blogspot.com/search/label/Robert%20Bensen

Poems in translation

Bread, Hashish, and the Moon” by Nizar Qabbani, trans. with Rana Bitar. AGNI “Futures in Translation” issue (due November 2021).
“Citizens Without a Nation” and “I Love You and the Rest to Come” by Nizar Qabbani, trans. with Rana Bitar. Illuminations, vol. 36 (Summer 2021).

“I Love You to Life up the Sky” and “The Book of Love” by Nizar Qabbani, trans. with Rana Bitar. The American Journal of Poetry, vol. 11 (July 1, 2021).

“The Phantom” by Charles Baudelaire, French. The Nonconformist Magazine (March 10, 2021).

“Paradise or Better” by Suzanne van Leendert, trans. from the Dutch with Marjolijn Bijlefeld. The Nonconformist Magazine (April 21, 2021).

“Plan of Attack” by Suzanne van Leendert, trans. from the Dutch with Marjolijn Bijlefeld and Julene Waffle. The Nonconformist Magazine (April 11, 2021).

“The Train of Sorrows” by Nizar Qabbani, trans. with Rana Bitar. The Nonconformist Magazine (March 24, 2021).

“Standing in Lines” by Nizar Qabbani, trans. with Rana Bitar. The Nonconformist Magazine (March 17, 2021).

Lecturer, SUNY Oneonta,
Professor Emeritus, Hartwick College

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