Ben Clark


Chicago, IL 60640

Author's Bio

Ben Clark grew up in rural Nebraska and now lives in Chicago, Illinois. He has worked as an English teacher, librarian, tile maker, track coach, and in a microwaveable popcorn factory. He is an assistant editor for Muzzle Magazine, and recently graduated with an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His first full-length collection of poetry, Reasons To Leave The Slaughter, was released by Write Bloody Publishing in 2011. At the moment he is collaborating with Colin Winnette on a book entitled Kate Jury Denton Texas.

Publications & Prizes

Reasons to Leave the Slaughter (Write Bloody Publishing, 2011)
A cappella Zoo
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Everyday Genius
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Red Lightbulbs
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Stymie Magazine
Verse Daily
Word Riot

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Crush by Richard Siken, Good Grief by Stevie Edwards, Animal Collection by Colin Winnette, Gully by Roger Bonair-Agard, The Great Fires by Jack Gilbert

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Aurora, NE
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Last update: Sep 25, 2012