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Ben Berman

Current City, State, Country

Newton, Massachusetts, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Portland, Maine, USA


Ben Berman is the author of three books of poems – Strange Borderlands, Figuring in the Figure, and Then Again — and the forthcoming book of essays, Writing While Parenting. He has won the Peace Corps Award for the Best Book of Poetry, has been shortlisted twice for the Massachusetts Book Awards and has received awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, New England Poetry Club and Somerville Arts Council. Ben has been teaching for over twenty years and currently teaches creative writing classes at Brookline High School. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and two daughters.

Published Works

Then Again (Vine Leaves Press, 2018)
Figuring in the Figure (Able Muse Press, 2017)
Strange Borderlands (Able Muse Press, 2013)

Writing While Parenting (Able Muse Press, 2023)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading

Current Title

Teacher, Brookline High School


University of Pennsylvania, B.A.
Gratz College, M.A. in Education

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