national anthology of the best
undergraduate writing 2010


Faculty editor Rebecca Godwin has published two novels, Private Parts (1992, Longstreet Press) and Keeper of the House (1994, St. Martin’s Press). Her short fiction has appeared in Paris Review, Epoch, South Carolina Review, The Sun, and else where, most recently in The Oxford American’s “Best of the South 2009” issue. She has twice served as screening judge for the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, has judged the S.C. Fiction Fellowship and for the Petigru Review, and was screening judge for The Atlantic’s 2010 and 2011 student writing competitions. She teaches literature and writing at Bennington. Visit her web site here.

Editor-in-chief Crystal Barrick ’11 studies education reform and literature at Bennington College. During her two and a half years on the plain china staff, she has also served as senior nonfiction editor, production staff member, and party planner. She is currently writing a collection of devotional poetry entitled Reverence, Defined.

Alexander Barry 12 studies literature.

Fiction editor Lani DePonte 11 is a senior at Bennington College working her way through memory in collage, translation, and creative fiction. Lani also served on the production staff in spring 2011.

Sam Dolph ’13 studies literature and psychology. She is from the Boston area.

Ariana Ervin 11 is a senior graduating from Bennington this spring. She plans to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television.

Arts editor Esme Franklin ’13 studies literature and digital arts at Bennington. She served on the poetry committee in 2010 and on the production staff in spring 2011. She also works for The Silo, Bennington’s journal of arts and letters.

Zackary Franklin ‘11 is from the Nutmeg State and studies visual art. He served on the production staff in spring 2011.

Nonfiction editor David Howard ’11 studies literature, visual arts, and mathematics at Bennington College. His interests include reading, writing, drawing, and singing for his band, Mystic Force.

Nick Janikian ’13 studies literature and visual arts at Bennington. 
He spends most of his time submerging his hands in photochemicals,
 napping, and regretting never having learned to speak Armenian. Nick served on the nonfiction committee in 2010 and on the production staff in spring 2011.

Poetry editor Jessieh Johnson-Cunningham ’13 studies psychology, drama, and movement. Her play, Finderprints, was produced by Sherry Kramer as part of the 2010 Bennington Playwrights Festival. She takes the long way home when driving back to South Carolina.

Internet builder Wyatt Kirby ’10 works as a freelance consultant for web design, SEO, and site development.

Sierra Marcum ’13 studies literature and social sciences, and enjoys a little drama on the side. She is from Illinois and aspires to tell stories for a living. Sierra served on the fiction committee in 2010 and on the production staff in spring 2011.

Eric Marlin ’13 is in his second year at Bennington College, where he studies politics and drama. He is an incurable nostalgist from Southern California.

Catherine Pikula ’13 is a student of literature and philosophy. Occasionally she dabbles in the arts of printmaking and collage. She most enjoys reading and writing dialogue. Catherine also works on Bennington’s literature and arts magazine, The Silo.