A native of Mississippi, Benjamin Morris is a poet, writer, and researcher whose work appears in the United States and Europe.

He is the author of Coronary (Fitzgerald Letterpress, 2011), Hattiesburg, Mississippi: A History of the Hub City (History Press, 2014), and Ecotone (Antenna/Press Street Press, 2017). His writing appears in such venues as The Oxford AmericanThe Southern ReviewThe Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Guardian, and The Scottish Review of Books.

Among other honors, he has received a Pushcart nomination, the Academy of American Poets Prize from Duke University, and the Chancellor’s Medal for Poetry from the University of Cambridge, where he earned his Ph.D. His work has received two poetry fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Commission, research fellowships from Tulane University, and a residency from A Studio in the Woods in New Orleans, where he lives.

photo by David G. Spielman