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Benjamin Garcia
Portrait of Benjamin Garcia

Benjamin Garcia’s first collection, Thrown in the Throat (Milkweed Editions, 2020), was selected for the National Poetry Series, The Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize, and as a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His poems and essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, AGNI, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and elsewhere, and his video poem, “Ode to the Peacock,” appears on The Broad’s website as part of the museum’s collection El Poder de la Poesia: Latinx Voices in Response to HIV/ AIDS. A 2023 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in poetry, he’s also received fellowships from CantoMundo and Lambda Literary. For ten years, he worked as a sexual health and harm reduction educator in New York’s Finger Lakes region, where he received the Jill Gonzalez Health Educator Award recognizing contributions to HIV treatment and prevention. He now teaches at Alma College’s low-residency MFA program and is working on a multimedia project exploring autism and ADHD. (updated 4/2024)

AGNI has published the following work:

Bayou City
AGNI 99 Print Only
Ode to Adam Rippon’s Butt
AGNI 92 Print Only
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