Ben Kline


Cincinnati, OH

Author's Bio

Ben Kline lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, writing about our modern digital existence, former lovers, the Eighties, assorted concepts in astrophysics and growing up Appalachian. His chapbook of outer space/astrophysics poems Sagittarius A* was released by Sibling Rivalry Press in October 2020. His chapbook Dead Uncles arrives in May 2021 from Driftwood Press. He serves as a poetry reader for The Adroit Journal and as a poet whisperer for many friends.

Publications & Prizes

Dead Uncles (Driftwood Press, 2021)
Sagittarius A* (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2020)
A&U Magazine
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Ghost City Review
Kettle Blue Review
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Night Heron Barks
The Birds We Piled Loosely
The Indianapolis Review
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Typehouse Literary Magazine
Prizes won: 

2020 Christopher Hewitt Award for Poetry (A&U Magazine)

2021 Patricia Goedicke Prize in Poetry (CutBank Literary Magazine)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Jeanette Winterson, Thom Gunn, Jericho Brown, Randall Mann, Nicholas Wong, Khadijah Queen, Milan Kundera, David Leavitt, Lucy Ives, Anne Sexton, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mark Doty
What I'm reading now: 
Hillbilly Hustle by Wesley Moore, Anodyne by Khadijah Queen

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Appalachian, LGBTQ
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Last update: Jun 22, 2021