Benjamin Hertwig


Benjamin Hertwig’s debut collection of poetry, Slow War, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. He is the recipient of a National Magazine Award for personal journalism, the Prairie Fire Non Fiction Award and the Glass Buffalo Poetry Prize. His fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have appeared in the New York Times, Prairie Schooner, the Maine Review, NPR, the Walrus, THIS, Ricepaper, Maisonneuve, the Literary Review of Canada, Southword, CV2, Geez, Freefall, Pleiades, and Alberta Views, among others. Since graduating from high school he has spent time as a soldier, a bike courier, a tree planter, an inner city housing worker, a painter, and a ceramicist. He is currently a PhD student at the University of British Columbia.