“Benson does more with the two-word sentence than many poets do in two stanzas or even two poems, largely because it would be difficult to find even a single wasted word in (made).” – Huffington Post
Cultural Writing. Edited by Cara Benson, with contributors Paul Raskin, Bart Bridger Woodstrup, Julie Sadler, David Zuga, Jason Zuga, and Monica de la Torre.
“Benson’s presentation of Predictions is a pre-sentient collection of visions that catalyze humans to realize, as Raskin notes, ‘’Business-as-usual’ is a utopian fantasy—forging a new social vision is a pragmatic necessity.'” – Brooklyn Rail
Let Me Be Clear
Poems from Bernie Sanders’ filibuster speech on December 10, 2010 as (re)written at Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility in Wilton, New York by D. Anderson, Jerry Andrew, RC Brown, Jareau Carter, Daniel Felder, Dempsey Hawkins, JJ Davies, Ismael Melendez, Danny Nelson, & Eric Perez. Edited and with an introduction by Cara Benson.
Quantum Chaos and Poems: A Manifest(o)ation
What does it mean to make manifest in matter that which is poem, née words? Benson’s Quantum explores this conundrums. Part proem, part p)article. It’s a paper. It’s “glissading text around the order/disorder binary….” – roughly speaking, Christopher Rizzo. “In a good way.” Lots of juicy quotes. Winner of the bpNichol Chapbook Award.