photo by Siddhartha Sinha

photo by Siddhartha Sinha

A former New York Times Fellow, Ben Purkert is a writer living in Hell's Kitchen. His debut poetry collection, FOR THE LOVE OF ENDINGS, is coming out March 2018 from Four Way Books. His poems and essays appear or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Agni, Tin House Online, Guernica and elsewhere. He holds degrees from Harvard and NYU.

He currently teaches at Rutgers, while also pitching in as a freelance writer for branding agencies. He's at work on a novel.

Contact info: bpurkert at gmail dot com.