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Amherst, MA 0l003
John Hennessy received his B.A. from Princeton University, M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas. After two years at Boston University, in 2003 he came to the University of Massachusetts where he has taught a variety of courses in creative writing and literature, including English 499, Foundations and Departures: Fiction, Poetry, and Literary Non-Fiction, a Capstone course for creative writing students.
Hennessy is the author of Bridge and Tunnel, a collection of poems, and he has published fiction, poetry, and a variety of literary and critical essays in many journals and anthologies, including The New Republic, Poetry, The Yale Review, New Letters, The Sewanee Review, Harvard Review, What's Your Exit? A Literary Detour Through New Jersey, and Best New Poets 2005. Hennessy is a contributing editor to Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and aesthetics, and he is the poetry editor of The Common, a new magazine based at Amherst College's Frost Library. He has received several prizes in different genres, including the Transatlantic Review Award in Fiction from the Henfield Foundation, and in 2007-2008 he held the Resident Fellowship in Poetry at the Amy Clampitt House.