Ben Kline

Poet

Cincinnati, OH
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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

Chapbooks:
Dead Uncles (Driftwood Press, 2021)
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Sagittarius A* (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2020)
Journals:
A&U Magazine
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Ghost City Review
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Hobart
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Kettle Blue Review
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Night Heron Barks
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The Birds We Piled Loosely
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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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Appalachian, LGBTQ
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
OH
Ohio
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Last update: Jun 22, 2021