News & Events


  • April 5th, 2017, 7:00pm - Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Joe Benevento will be reading from his new poetry chapbook, After, in the Alumni Room of the Student Union Building (SUB) on the Truman campus. Free and open to the public.


From the Missouri Center for the Book:

Expecting Songbirds has been nominated for the Ardis L. Glenn Prize, awarded to the best book published in 2015 with a "Missouri Connection."  The winner will be announced in April 2016.

From the Green Hills Literary Lantern:

Adam Brooke Davis, Managing Editor, reviews The Monsignor's Wife in the 25th Anniversary Edition of the Green Hills Literary Lantern.

From the New York Observer / Culture:

Joe Benevento writes about Gabriel Garcia Marquez just after his death in
"Memories of Macondo: Remembering the Magic of Gabriel Garcia Marquez"

The Monsignor’s Wife in Louisiana:

Joe Baumann, author of the flash fiction chapbook, Ivory Children, has selected The Monsignor’s Wife as one of the books for his English 210, Literary Genres: Mystery Fiction course he’ll be teaching Spring Semester, 2014 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Diverse Voices Quarterly announces "Best of the Net 2013" nominations:

Joe Benevento has been nominated in the category of Poetry for his work
After Singing All Night For Twenty Bucks And A Bagel.