Ben Clark grew up in rural Nebraska and now lives in Chicago, where he works as an editor for Muzzle Magazine. His first book Reasons To Leave The Slaughter was released by Write Bloody Publishing in 2011, for which he toured the Midwest extensively.

He’s widely published in both online and print journals, included in several print anthologies, been featured online at Verse Daily, and nominated for a Best of the Net award. This summer he was selected for the second time to Art Farm Nebraska, a multi-disciplinary artist and writer residency. While there he completed a chapbook with GennaRose Nethercott entitled Dear Fox, Dear Barn, which was chosen as a finalist for the Black River chapbook contest run by Black Lawrence Press.

In 2015, his second collection of poetry, if you turn around I will turn around, was published by Thoughtcrime Press, for which he will tour the East Coast alongside his press-mate Emily Rose Kahn-Sheahan and her wonderful book Mouthy.