Guy Bennett

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Guy Bennett
Known forPoetry, Literature
AwardsChevalier de l’Ordre des palmes académiques, 2005.

Guy Bennett is a writer and translator. His recent publications include Œuvres presque accomplies (2018), Ce livre (2017), and For An Ineffable Metrics of the Desert (2018), the translation/edition of Mostafa Nissabouri's selected poems. Founder of Mindmade Books (1997–2017), co-editor of every other and editorial director of Otis Books, he lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the MFA Writing program at Otis College of Art and Design.


Named Chevalier de l'Ordre des palmes académiques by the French Minister of Education in April 2005.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Œuvres presque accomplies. Bordeaux: Éditions de l'Attente, 2018. [Co-translated with Frédéric Forte]
  • Ce livre. Bordeaux: Éditions de l'Attente, 2017. [Co-translated with Frédéric Forte]
  • View Source. London: vErIsImIlItUdE, 2015.
  • Self-Evident Poems. Los Angeles: Otis Books | Seismicity Editions, 2011.
  • [French translation: Poèmes évidents. Bordeaux: Éditions de l'Attente, 2015. [Co-translated with Frédéric Forte]]
  • 32 Snapshots of Marseilles. Corvallis, OR: Sacrifice Press, 2010.
  • Drive to Cluster. In collaboration with painter Ron Griffin. Piacenza: ML & NLF, 2003.
  • The Row. Los Angeles: Seeing Eye Books, 2000.
  • Last Words. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1998.

Selected translations[edit]

  • Nissabouri, Mostafa. For An Ineffable Metrics of the Desert. Los Angeles: Otis Books, 2018. [With Pierre Joris, Addie Leak, and Teresa Villa-Ignacio]
  • Sandri, Giovanna. only fragments found: selected poems, 1969–1996. Los Angeles: Otis Books, 2016. [With Faust Paoluzzi and the author]
  • Dib, Mohammed. Tlemcen or Places of Writing. Los Angeles: Otis Books / Seismicity Editions, 2012.
  • Spatola, Adriano. Toward Total Poetry. Los Angeles: Otis Books / Seismicity Editions, 2008. [with Brendan W. Hennessey]
  • Roubaud, Jacques. Poetry, etc. Cleaning House. Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2006.
  • Khaïr-Eddine, Mohammed. Damaged Fauna. Los Angeles, Seeing Eye Books, 2006.
  • Espitallier, Jean-Michel. Espitallier’s Theorem. Los Angeles: Seismicity Editions, 2005.
  • Novarina, Valère. Adramelech’s Monologue. Los Angeles: Seeing Eye Books, 2004.
  • Brossard, Nicole. Shadow / Soft et Soif. Los Angeles, Seeing Eye Books, 2003. Selections published in Drunken Boat 8 (2006).


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