Benjamin Garcia

—2nd Place Winner of the Emerging Poet Prize—

Benjamin Garcia is a Community Health Specialist who provides HIV/HCV/STD and opioid overdose prevention education to higher risk communities throughout New York’s Finger Lakes region. He had the honor of being the 2017 Latin@ Scholar at the Frost Place, the 2018 CantoMundo Fellow at the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and winner of the 2018 Puerto Del Sol Poetry Contest. He has work forthcoming in: New England Review, American Poetry Review, Best New Poets 2018, Prairie Schooner, Four Way Review, and RHINO. Find him on twitter: @bengarciapoet