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. Short stories and poetry by Dennis have been featured in numerous publications and his essays have been seen in The Huffington Post, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and The Good Men Project. His memoir One Gay American was chosen as a finalist in both the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the Indie Excellence Book Awards. Bensie’s book Flit: A Poetry Mashup of Classic Literature was featured in Kolaj Magazine and was a part of Tribe Magazine’s “Anti-Shame Week”. Coffeetown Press will release his memoir Thirty Years a Dresser on May 15, 2018.