Joshua Bennett

Joshua Bennett

 Yonkers, New York, USA
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Biography

Joshua Bennett is a performance poet from Yonkers, NY. He has recited his original work at events such as The Sundance Film Festival, The NAACP Image Awards and President Obama’s Evening of Poetry and Music at the White House. In addition, he was a featured poet on the HBO series Brave New Voices. He has also performed on BBC Radio Oxford, at the NAACP Image Awards and alongside former U.S. Poet Laureates Billy Collins and Rita Dove at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. An alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania, Joshua graduated with the distinctions of Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, after double majoring in English and Africana Studies. In addition to receiving a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, Joshua was also awarded a Marshall Scholarship to earn a Masters of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Warwick. He will pursue a PhD in English from Princeton University after his time abroad. Joshua thanks God for his gift, and is grateful for, and humbled by, the opportunity to inspire others.