Benjamin Brindise

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Buffalo , NY
Phone: 
716-771-9174

Author's Bio

Benjamin Brindise is the author of the chapbook ROTTEN KID (Ghost City Press, 2017), the full length collection of poetry Those Who Favor Fire, Those Who Pray to Fire (EMP Books, 2018), and the short fiction micro chap The Procession. His poetry and fiction has been published widely online and in print. He is also a Teaching Artist at the Just Buffalo Literary Center where he provides after school writing and performance poetry programming to various Buffalo Public Schools and community centers. He encourages his students to be brave in their writing and tries to do the same himself. He tweets @benbrindise and can be found on Instagram @benjaminbrindiseauthor

Publications & Prizes

Poetry

Anthology:
My Next Heart: New Buffalo Poetry (BlazeVOX books, 2017)
Book:
Those Who Favor Fire, Those Who Pray to Fire (EMP, 2018)
Journals:
Anti-Heroin Chic
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Artvoice
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Buffalo News
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In Between Hangovers
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Page & Spine
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Trailer Park Quarterly
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Your One Phone Call
Performances:
Babble: Poets Storm Nietzsche's (2017)
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Dansville Artworks Author Series (2017)
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Center for Inquiry: Literary Cafe (2016)
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Whistle Stop Tour '16: Fredonia (2016)
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Whistle Stop Tour '16: Toronto (2016)

Spoken Word

Anthology:
Enriched with Dirt (Lulu.com, 2010)
Journals:
Coffin Bell
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Down in the Dirt
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Marathon Literary Review
Performances:
2018 National Poetry Slam (2018)
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Friday Night Writes feat. Ben Brindise and Geoff Peterson (2017)
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Geneseo Poetry Society (2017)
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Poets in the Backyard (2017)
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Poets! Mac's Backs-Books on Coventry (2017)
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Pulse Poetry Slam feat. Benjamin Brindise (2017)
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2016 National Poetry Slam (2016)
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Banned Books Week at Canisius College (2016)
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Creative Mornings (2016)
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Music is Art (2016)
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There Will Be No Haikus Here (2016)
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2015 National Poetry Slam (2015)
Prizes won: 
  1.  2017 Foundlings Annual Chapbook Contest - Finalist for Things I Would Tell People if I Hadn't Nailed my Mouth Shut

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi , The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, Teachers
Born in: 
Ft. Myers, FL
Florida
Raised in: 
Buffalo, NY
New York
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Last update: Sep 06, 2019