Benjamin Busch is a writer, farmer, filmmaker, and illustrator. Following a studio art degree from Vassar College, he served as a Marine Corps infantry and light armored reconnaissance officer, deploying twice to Iraq. He’s the writer/director of the films BRIGHT and Sympathetic Details, and appeared on HBO’s The Wire, and Generation Kill. He’s the author of the memoir Dust to Dust (Ecco), and his essays have arrived in Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, Guernica, NPR, and Best American Travel Writing. His poetry has appeared in North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Five Points, Epiphany, and Nimrod among others.
Benjamin has been published in all eight of our print editions.
Madness in the Wild
2021 (Poetry Contest Winner)