Bemused poet, dog-eared liberal, aspiring literary critic, azalea cultivator, duck whisperer, old before young, young despite being old, age as a state of mind, State of Mind: unstable. Pie eater lemonade drinker erudite talker impatient listener deep space viewer aspirant spaceman…
Ben is a writer, poet and artist originally from the North East of England but after much traipsing across this and another continent he is now based in Lancashire, betwixt the great cities of Liverpool and Manchester.
In 2009 Ben’s novel ‘Do Not Fear The World, Fear Yourself’ was shortlisted for Liverpool’s Writing On The Wall Pulp Fiction prize. His work has featured recently in ‘Tales from a New Town’ [Beacon Press] and his poem ‘Subbie’ won the ‘Skelmersdale: Fifty Years as a New Town’ competition in 2012.
There are currently three ebooks of poetry available, including How To Be A Spaceman. The other two are:
KITCHEN CONVERSATIONS…A number of years ago the author existed stranded in a large town in middle England and broken and all out of love and smouldering. Anchored to a small apartment deep in the old town of the downtown of a fuzzy industrious but out of place chunk of British Urban Angst. he watched the world go by from the old front room of an Edwardian villa on a hill and, in the old streets around it, he would cruise and lurk and wonder and hope and seek The Numbness.
The tales in this collection spring from that period and chart a time of dizzy torpor and discovery.
MYTHOPOETIC…The world, not so much as the author’s oyster, but more like his knarled and bitten pearl…
This is a collection of poems inspired by his life and times from London to Paris to Dalmatia to the US where he worked hard at giving a whole new dimension to the concept of anglo-trash.
BRINKVERSE is the printed collection three ebooks, pulled together in one handy volume.
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