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Michael Benton

Michael Benton

Author's Bio

MH Benton is a freelance writer and political cartoonist. He grew up on St Simons Island, Georgia. After time in the US Navy navigating submarines and then as an electrical engineer, he has returned to his love for writing and to coastal Georgia to again call it home. He is the winner of the 2007 Espy Award, granted annually by the Espy Foundation, and writes for newspapers and magazines across the county. The Espy Foundation advances and encourages the literary and visual arts through residencies at its artists’ community in Oysterville, Washington, and through programs in which writers, artists and students pursue and discover new ideas and create new work.

Publications and Prizes

Journals:
The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
Prizes:
2007 Espy Award for Light Verse

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

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Listing last updated: February 2, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
European American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Brunswick, GA
Raised in:
Beaufort, SC

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