Chanelle Benz

Chanelle Benz

Assistant Professor of English

Chanelle Benz is the author of The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead (Ecco Press 2017). Her stories have appeared in Guernica,, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, The American Reader, Fence, and The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014. She taught most recently at the University of Houston and Colorado College where she was a Visiting Writer. 


The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead. Ecco Press/Harper Collins, 2017.

Short Fiction
“James III.” Guernica (January 2017). 

“The Mourners.” Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading (January 2017). 

“Adela.” Anthology. Watchlist: 32 Stories By Persons of Interest, Catapult, 2016. 

“West of the Known.” O. Henry Prize Stories 2014. Anchor Books, 2014.

“The Diplomat's Daughter.” (Winter 2013). 

“Red Girlhoods.” Fence (Summer 2013). 

“West of the Known.” The American Reader (October 2012).


M.F.A., Creative Writing, Fiction, Syracuse University, 2012
B.F.A., Acting, Boston University, Boston, MA., 2005