Ben Rasnic is a native of Jonesville, a small rural town in Southwest Virginia with a population <1000. His poems have been published in A Small Good Magazine, Bird’s Eye reView, The Camel Review, Camroc Press Review, Flutter Magazine, Gutter Eloquence, The Orange Room Review, Right Hand Pointing, The Rusty Truck, Short, Fast, and Deadly, Subliminal Interiors, Victorian Velvet Press and numerous other print and online journals.
He is also the author of “Artifacts and Legends,” a chapbook collection of poetry from Aldrich Press and “The Day the Looking Glass Shattered,” an e-chapbook from The Camel Saloon. He still considers his 2011 Pushcart Prize nomination as his greatest literary achievement. While serving as editor of his college literary magazine, Jimson Weed, Rasnic elected to publish two short poems by Yusef Komunyakaa in 1978—16 years before Komunyakaa received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
Ben currently resides in Bowie, Maryland.
Paperback: 90 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Alabaster Leaves Publishing (January 19, 2013)