Elinor Benedict won the May Swenson Poetry
Award with her first collection, All That Divides Us (Utah
State University, 2000). She has also published five chapbooks
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.
She holds an MA from Wright State University and an MFA from Vermont
College. She was the founding editor of Passages North literary
magazine in the 1980’s. A native Tennessean, she lives in Michigan,
where, for several years, she led a writers’ workshop at Bay de
Noc Community College.