Molly Bendall

Associate Professor (Teaching) of English

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 821-5411
Office: THH 435

Curriculum Vitae


  • M.F.A. English/Creative Writing, University of Virginia, 5/1986
  • M.A. Poetry, Johns Hopkins University, 1/1987

  • Conferences and Other Presentations

    Conference Presentations
    • ""Chants, Charms and Childhood Vernacular"", Panel on Poetry and the Vernacular, Talk/Oral Presentation, Atlanta, Georgia, Associated Writing Programs, Invited, Spring 2007   

    Other Presentations
    • "Reading from poetry collection", Poetry Reading, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Fall 2010   
    • "poetry reading", poetry reading, Associated Writing Programs, Denver, CO, Spring 2010   


    • Bendall, M. A., Wronsky, G. F. (2009). Bling & Fringe.
    • Bendall, M. A. (2009). Under the Quick. West Lafayette, Indiana: Parlor Press.
    • Bendall, M. A. (2008). Under the Quick. Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press.
    • Bendall, M. A. (2002). Ariadne's Island.
    • Bendall, M. A. (1999). Dark Summer, poetry. Miami Universtiy Press.
    • Bendall, M. A. (1992). After Estrangement, Poetry. Peregrine Smith Books.

    Book Review
    • Bendall, M. A. (2007). Review of Elaine Equi's Ripple Effect for Pool magazine. Pool.

    • Bendall, M. A. (2012). "A Keen Sense" for Colorado Review.
    • Bendall, M. A. (2011). "Animal Splendor" and "Brave the Path" for Fairy Tale Review.
    • Bendall, M. A. (2011). "Animal Belatedness" in New American Writing.
    • Bendall, M. A. (2011). "What's Between Us" and "Animal Synchrony" for Drunken Boat.
    • Bendall, M. A. (2009). Poems in American Hybrid, The Norton Anthology of the New Poem. Norton.
    • Bendall, M. A. (2008). "Neighborhood Watch," "Forest Comrade," in Pool literary journal. Pool.
    • Bendall, M. A. (2008). "If On a Boat," "B-line to the Next Yard," "Fugitive Lullaby" for Western Humanities Review. Western Humanities Review.
    • Bendall, M. A. (2007). "To Pay the Debt" "Blurry Evidence" for Tin House. Tin House.
    • Bendall, M. A. (2007). "A Home Never Tried," "What Might Be a Gift" in Colorado Review. Colorado Review.
    • Bendall, M. A. (2007). Poems forthcoming in American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology. Norton.

    Honors and Awards

    • Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Poetry from Green Integer Press, 2006-2007   
    • Fine Press Book, INCANTATION, with prints by John O'Brien and poems by Molly Bendall was chosen to be displayed in Doheny Library's special show, "The Artists' Book", Spring 2007   

    Service to the University

    Other Service to the University
    • Served as judge for the Beau Boudreaux undergraduate poetry award., Spring 2011   
    • Organized five Creative Writing Lunch Meetings for undergraduates to meet, talk about issues related to the major, and hear speakers., 2009-2010   

    Service to the Profession

    Editorships and Editorial Boards
    • member of the Art collective, help with editing and promoting of books, Series of Books for What Books from the Glass Table Art Collective, 2009-2010   

    Professional Memberships
    • Member of Associated Writing Programs, 2003-2008  
    • Academy of American Poets, 2006-2007   

    Media, Alumni, and Community Relations
    • Poetry Reading at St. Mark's NYC, Spring 2011   
    • Poetry reading at Otis School of Art and Design, Spring 2009   

  • USC Dornsife Department of English
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 404
  • University Park
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
  • Fax: (213) 741-0377