Benjamin Hertwig is a National Magazine Award winning writer, painter, and ceramicist, born and raised under big prairie skies and currently living on unceded Coast Salish territory, Vancouver. As a child, he liked sports publicly and books privately. Since graduating from high school, he has spent time as a soldier, a student, a bike courier, a treeplanter, an inner-city housing worker, and a university professor. His first book of poetry, Slow War, will be published on August 1, 2017.
Benjamin believes in the transformative power of art—visual, verbal, spiritual —and the groundedness that community provides.
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