Outstanding Faculty Award - Benjamin S. Grossberg
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Outstanding Faculty Award

Benjamin S. Grossberg

Benjamin S. Grossberg, PhD

Professor, and Director of Creative Writing

Department of English and Modern Languages


Benjamin S. Grossberg is a poet and teacher. He is the author of three full-length collections and two chapbooks of poetry, which include explorations of desire and loss filtered through mythic and contemporary narrative. His honors include appearances in the Pushcart and Best American Poetry anthologies, a Lambda Literary Award, and publication prizes for

four of his manuscripts. Grossberg’s work has been printed in many of the premier venues of our moment, such as Yale Review, Paris Review, Southern Review, Ploughshares, and The Sun.

This is his eighth year directing the creative writing concentration at the University of Hartford. In that time, he has overseen an overhaul of the creative writing curriculum, brought nearly 50 writers and scholars to speak on campus, and mentored students to win spots in the annual Connecticut Poetry Circuit Student Tour seven times.

Grossberg also serves as an editor and book reviewer for the Antioch Review, a premier literary journal.