Benjamin Evans

Freelance Editor & Creative Writer

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Location:Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/benjaminevans
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Benjamin Blake Evans
(Editor@foggedclarity.com)

Education
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Master of Fine Arts, June 2013
Concentration: Creative Writing—Poetry

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Bachelor of Arts, May 2006
Concentration: Political Science
Experience

Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 2011-2013
• Was one of three graduate students selected to teach Introduction to Poetry.
• Designed and taught my own curriculum focusing on contemporary poetic thought.

Founder, Executive Editor, Chief Marketing Advisor Fogged Clarity Inc. (http://foggedclarity.com) 2008-Present
• Founded, built, and successfully obtained 501(c) (3) tax status for Fogged Clarity, the international arts review that receives thousands of visitors each month.
• Spearheaded digital marketing efforts that resulted in Fogged Clarity's appearance in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, NPR.org, Poets & Writers and Pitchfork.
• Edit, select and input all work that appears on http://foggedclarity.com and in Fogged Clarity’s print edition which featured original work from Pulitzer Prize finalist Bruce Smith, Plimpton Prize winner Benjamin Percy, Terese Svoboda, Joe Meno and Ernest Hemingway's grandson John.
• Conduct the Fogged Clarity Interview Series that has featured audio discussions with prominent artists, including Bela Fleck, Jeff Daniels, T.C. Boyle, Sam Lipsyte, Carl Phillips, Bob Hicok, Peter Carey, B.H. Fairchild, Robert Wrigley, Daniel Pinchbeck and Andre Dubus III, among others.
• Wrote and received grants from The Muskegon (MI) Community Foundation to put the first edition of Fogged Clarity in print.
• Have published 51 issues of Fogged Clarity over the past five years.
• Marketed, organized and sold-out large salon-style poetry and music performances in auditoriums across the Midwest.

Journalist, The Huffington Post 2010-Present
• Have written several featured articles on authors, poets and musicians for The Huffington Post’s Arts and Books Sections over the past three years, including a front-page story on author James Lasdun. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-evans/)

Poet 2003-Present
• Have published poems in several literary journals, including Fourteen Hills, Canteen, Sugar House Review, Gargoyle, The Toronto Quarterly, Illya’s Honey, Chaffey Review, The Meadow and The Ambassador Poetry Project, among others.
• Have work-shopped my own poems with Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists Garrett Hongo, Charles Wright and Andrew Hudgins.

Journalist, The Huffington Post 2010-Present
• Have written several featured articles on authors, poets and musicians for The Huffington Post’s Arts and Books Sections over the past three years, including a front-page story on author James Lasdun. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-evans/)

Instructor, Muskegon Community Education Center, Muskegon, MI 2008-2011
• Taught General Equivalency Diploma preparation courses for adults in Muskegon County.
• Taught students to compose cohesive, grammatically sound essays, and interpret text.
• Helped more than eighty students obtain G.E.D.’s in three years.

Freelance Researcher/Journalist, Cessy, France 2007
• Worked with international journalists at a Media21 United Nations conference to develop effective strategies to address climate change in global media.
• Wrote articles and reviews for small Swiss publications.

Program Instructor, Close-Up Foundation, Washington, D.C. 2007
• Facilitated meetings between gifted high school students and over 25 members of the U.S. Congress.
• Taught and refined curriculum to inspire students to become more active and engaged in government.

Radio Show Host, WRCU, Hamilton, New York 2006
• Created and hosted my own radio show entitled “Fogged Clarity,” broadcast across Central New York.
• Exposed listeners to an eclectic selection of music with an emphasis on the classical period.

Starting Fullback, Colgate Football Team, Hamilton, NY 2003-2005
• Won 3 Patriot League Football Championships.
• Played in the 2003 Division 1-AA National Championship game.
Skills (2) Rating
Editing
Creative Writing