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A former New York Times Fellow at NYU, Ben is a published poet and brand writer in Hell's Kitchen. His poems and book reviews appear in AGNI, Boston Review, Fence, Kenyon Review, The New Yorker, and Ploughshares. He has been invited to speak at Julliard, Princeton, Skidmore, and elsewhere. He's also the founder of CityShelf, an easy way to source books locally and support NYC bookstores. 
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