Poetry offers us the capacity to carry in us and express the contradictory impulses that make us human.

—Kwame Dawes, Academy of American Poets Chancellor (2018- )

Liza Bennett

Liza Bennett is a former advertising and publishing executive. She founded Bennett Book Advertising, Inc. (now Verso Advertising), which specialized in book publishing accounts, and built it into the industry leader. Since selling the agency, Ms. Bennett has had four novels published, all of which are set in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts where she and her husband live half the year. In addition to having served as the Chair of the Academy of American Poets, on its Executive Committee, and Emeritus Circle, she serves on the Board of the Friends of the West Stockbridge Library and is Secretary of the West Stockbridge Historical Society. She attended the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.