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Ben Purkert is the author of FOR THE LOVE OF ENDINGS (Four Way Books), named one of Adroit’s Best Poetry Books of 2018. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, Poetry, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Tin House Online, and elsewhere. He holds degrees from Harvard and NYU, where he was a New York Times Fellow. He serves as the editor of Back Draft for Guernica, an interview series focused on poets and revision.

He also teaches at Rutgers while working as a freelance writer for branding agencies. He's served clients including IBM Watson, Thomson Reuters, City Harvest, and others. He's at work on a novel about the branding of masculinity and the search for the authentic self.

Contact info: bpurkert at gmail dot com. For galleys / bookings, email: publicity at fourwaybooks dot com.