Benjamin Garcia is a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow, and his first collection of poems, Thrown in the Throat (Milkweed, 2020), was selected for the 2019 National Poetry Series by Kazim Ali. He received his MFA from Cornell University and currently works as a Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Educator in the Finger Lakes region of New York. He grew up in Houston’s East End and graduated from Milby High School. He had the honor of being the 2017 Latinx Scholar at the Frost Place and 2018 CantoMundo Fellow at the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in The Missouri Review, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, and Best New Poets 2018. Find him on twitter: @bengarciapoet
Garcia will be reading alongside graduate students in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston.