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Dennis Milam Bensie – Curriculum Vitae
dennisdodie@me.com

PLAYS
Doris Tate

–Workshop and public reading, Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA –2017

BOOKS PUBLISHED BY COFFEETOWN PRESS, SEATTLE
Flit: A Poetry Mashup of Classic Literature – October 1, 2015
–Featured in Tribe Magazine for their “Anti Shame Week” – September 17, 2015
–A feature in Kolaj Magazine entitled “Flit: Poetry Mashup” – Issue 13, August 2015
One Gay American (Memoir) – September 1, 2012
-Finalist at 2013 Indie Excellence National Book Awards in the GLBT category
-Finalist at 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the LGBT category
Shorn: Toys To Men (Memoir) – January 1, 2011
–Referenced in
So You Think You’re Crazy: Reassurance About Everyday Hang-Ups
by Frank Machovec, PhD, 2014
–Short indie film adaptation entitled “No Love Lost” produced
by Bondage Barber Productions in Chicago, 2013
–Finalist at 2013 Indie Excellence National Book Award in the sexuality category
–Stonewall Book Award Nominee, sponsored by American Library Association, 2011
–Named “One of the Best Overlooked Books of 2011”
by The Advocate, December 2011 issue
-Adapted for the stage as “The Cut” by Dustin Engstrom & produced
by Open Circle Theater in Seattle, 2011

FLASH FICTION SHORT STORIES
“The Vest”- to be published by Great Jones Street, 2017
—and published by The Rain, Party and Disaster Society, September 1, 2016
“The Sissy Test” – to be published by Great Jones Street, 2017
—and published by Chelsea Station, August 13, 2014
“Cornstalks” – to be published by Great Jones Street, 2017
—and published by Everyday Fiction, May 9, 2013
“Vote” – published by Mad Swirl, September 2, 2016
“Save Dave” – published by Drunk Monkeys, May 31, 2016
“Eric in Your Bed” – published by Jonathan Magazine, December 2015
“A Place For Dad” –published by Jonathan Magazine, December 2015
“Flowers From Steve” – published by Spelk Fiction, December 7, 2015
“The Pirate Diva” – published by Sonder Magazine, August 9, 2015
“Remembering Dick and Jayne” – published by Glitterwolf Magazine, Summer 2015
“Patsy Cline Airlines” – published by Queen Mob’s Tea House, June 17, 2015
“The Truck” – published by Queen Mob’s Tea House, June 17, 2015
“The Kiddie Pool” – published by Queen Mob’s Tea House, June 17, 2015
“Arkansas I-40” – published by The Fem Literary Magazine, April 28, 2015
“Eighty Five Days” – published by The Rain, Party and Disaster Society, April 16, 2015
“A Thousand Signatures” – published by Talking Soup, April 14, 2015
“Have a Cookie” – published by Mad Swirl, April 10, 2015
“Peach Polyester Pantsuit”- published by Short Fiction Break, January 24, 2015
“Mr. Blue” – published by Bare Back Magazine, December 1, 2014
“The Miller Family Reunion” – published by Specter Magazine, July 7, 2014
“The Bohemian Medusa” – published by The Round Up, May 14, 2014
“Swimmer’s Ear” – published by The Ink and Code, March 3, 2014
“BFF’s” – published by Cease Cows, October 19, 2013
“The Prince of Eighth Street” – published by Fuck Fiction, September 2, 2013
“Sunday Drive” – published by Everyday Fiction, August 18, 2013
“Denito” – published by This Zine Will Change Your Life, May 26, 2013
“My Cousin Deborah”- published by Bay Laurel, Winter 2012
“Grade Books” – published by Bay Laurel, Winter 2012

ESSAYS
Queen Mob’s Tea House
“Who’s Selena Gomez?” – November 5, 2016
“Over Ibsen” – October 29, 2016
“Langston Hughes Meets The Red Shoes” – October 22, 2016
“Warrior” – October 15, 2016
“CUNTerine the Great” – October 8, 2016
“Angels in America” – September 30, 2016
“The Ninja Knot” – September 23, 2016
“Vreeland and Taffeta”- September 17, 2016
“Harriet”- September 10, 2015
“Death of a Theatre”- August 29, 2016
“John Travolta’s Brother”- August 20, 2016
“George, Martha, Pete, and Steve”- August 13, 2016
“Atticus Finch-Hatticus Bitch” August 6, 2016
“No Nipples” – July 30, 2016
“Dressing Spoon and Rug” – July 23, 2016
“Mary Plaid Lincoln” – July 16, 2016
“Rosie O’Donnell …In Grease?” – July 9, 2016
“The Old Settler” – July 2, 2016
“Recipe: Anne Frank Surprise” – June 27, 2016
“Peter Plan” – June 18, 2016
“Love’s Labour’s Stain” – June 13, 2016
“TWI: Theatre While Intoxicated” – June 4, 2016
“Nan Martin” – May 28, 2016
“Lillian Hellman and Jenny Craig” –May 21, 2016
“Ito” – May 14, 2016
“IATSE” – April 30, 2016
“Earnest With Debra Messing” – April 23, 2016
“Lynn Redgrave and Betty” – April 17, 2016
“The King and I” – April 10, 2016
“Into The Woods” – April 2, 2016
“Bye, Bye Birdie” – March 22, 2016
“Agnes of God” – February 8, 2016
“Summer Stock- 1986” –January 10, 2016
The Huffington Post
“Gay Couples: What We All Can Learn” – June 2, 2013
Boys On The Brink
“Smearing the Queer” May 2013
The Good Men Project (The Conversation No One Else is Having)-
“Would You Marry Someone With HIV?” – – August 16, 2013
”My First At-Home HIV Test “- July 27, 2013
”Bug Chasers” – July 24, 2013
”A Boy And His Married Dads”- July 19, 2013
“Testing Your Partner At A Play About Relationships” – July 15, 2013
“A Single Threat of Violence” – July 3, 2013
“A Gay Man’s Sex With Women” – June 24, 2013
“Coming Out To Your Wife” – June 17, 2013
“The Young Gay Man And The Wedding Of A Queen” – June 12, 2013
“What We Can All Learn From Gay Couples” – May 31, 2013
“Do Married Gay Men Care About Infidelity?” – May 13, 2013
“A Bully Comes Around” – May 6, 2013
“Gay Rings 101” – April 29, 2013
“Man Searches For Husband In Seattle’s Bear Scene” – April 12, 2013

POEMS
“My Gay Jesus” – published by Hourglass Literary Magazine, 2017
“Out For Ice Cream” – published by Glitterwolf, Spring Issue 2015
“The Harvey Milk Doll” – published by Glitterwolf, Spring Issue 2015
“So Much To Say To A Younger Generation” – published by Glitterwolf, Spring Issue 2015
“Inkpot” – published by Glitterwolf, Spring Issue 2015
“A Bill With the Devil” – published by Furious Gazelle, February 10, 2015
“Peep Show”- published by Furious Gazelle, February 10, 2015
“A Thousand Friends” -published by Burningword Literary Journal, January 1, 2015

PRESS
Beaver County Times – March 3, 2017
Feature “LGBTQ author to workshop play, hold book reading at Robert Morris”
Carve Magazine – Summer 2015
Feature “Decline/Accept”
Your Tango (Love Your Best) – July 2014
Interview “What’s It Really Like To Be A Male Sex Abuse Victim”
The Daily Egyptian, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale – October 2013
Interview “University Celebrates LGBTQ Month”
WDBX 91.1 Community Radio for Southern Illinois – October 2013
Interview “Isn’t It Queer?”
Writers and Authors — June 2013
Feature “Book Covers”
Hairpisodes – December 2012
Interview “Big Wigs – An Interview With Dennis Milam Bensie”
Ashland Daily Tidings, Ashland OR – December 2010
Interview “Tales of a Haircutting Addict”

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2017
Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, New Orleans, LA, Presenter & Panelist, April, 2016
Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA, January 16, 2016 Featured Poet
Ophelia Books, Seattle, October 2015 Featured Poet
University Bookstore, Seattle, October 2015 (for Flit: A Poetry Mashup of Classic Literature)
World of Ink Blog Talk Radio Network, Guest on “Gay Rights Special”, June 2, 2015
Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, WA, April 2014
Southern Illinois University LGBTQ History Month, October, 2013
Montana Gay Pride Festival, Butte, June 2013
Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, New Orleans, LA, Presenter, May, 2013
University Bookstore, Seattle, January, 2013 (for One Gay American)
Doghouse Leathers, Seattle, WA, November, 2012
Open Circle Theater, Seattle, WA, February, 2011
Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, WA, January, 2011 (for Shorn: Toys to Men)
Galore Podcast, January, 2011

FUNDS
Kickstarter
Successfully funded “The Flit Tour” for $5,211, September 14, 2015

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Artist Trust of Washington
Graduate of EDGE Professional Training Program for Literary Artists, 2014
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
BA in Theatre Design, 1988