Someone I went to high school with in Robinson, Illinois (pop: 6,600) recently read my book ONE GAY AMERICAN and tracked me down. He sent me this lovely email which I share anonymously with his permission.
Dennis Milam Bensie’s poem “Eight Ball” was published in Greater National Society of Poets, Inc in 1980 when he was a freshman in high school. It was featured thirty years later in his memoir, Shorn: Toys to Men.
His short stories, poetry and essays have been featured all over the web and in print.
His second book, One Gay American, was chosen as a finalist in both the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the Indie Excellence Book Awards.
His latest book Flit: A Poetry Mashup of Classic Literature has been featured in Kolaj Magazine and was a part of Tribe Magazine’s “Anti-Shame Week”.
The author has been a presenter at the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans and at Montana’s very first gay pride festival.