About

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Ben teaches high school English in Dallas, Texas. His writing focuses on music, literature, and film.

Ben’s writing has appeared in The Adroit JournalBridge Eight Press, and FreezeRay Poetry, among others. His series of nonsermons, essays in praise of doubt, ran biweekly on New South Journal‘s site in Spring 2019. These and other essays, reviews, and poetry can be found in the Published Work section.

He contributes to The Athenaeum Review, a new arts journal at UT Dallas, where he reviews books on music, and DJBooth, a site dedicated to hip hop. His scholarly writing on hip hop and religion was featured in a co-written chapter for the book Kendrick Lamar and the Making of Black Meaning (Routledge, 2019). Ben holds a Master’s in theological studies.

Ben’s blog has previously been featured on WordPress’s Freshly Pressed Blogs. Though it began as a reflection on his teaching experience, the blog has since evolved into sharing his love of literature, music, and film.