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A literary magazine that aimed to not only present creativity, but foster it. To that end, issues included short fiction, short creative nonfiction, poetry and single literary lines, as well as activities and prompts to encourage picking up a pen and writing.
Co-founded by Victoria Sepulveda and Benjamin Lawless. Designed by Benjamin Lawless. Published by Penciled In.
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Science Faction: Where Science Meets Fact Meets Fiction
Since Episode 295 in April 2020, Benjamin Daniel Lawless has been a regular co-host of Science Faction, along with Steven Domingues and Devon Craft.
Where you can hear the show (via pod.link)
Science Faction’s home page
The Last Spelling Bee
Whether he’s writing a to-do list for time travelers, spinning a tall tale of how he won his sixth grade spelling bee, or painting a picture of life in a distant galaxy, Lawless’ work remains spry and lively, full of humor and surprising moments of mature clarity. For example, in “Spring Cleaning,” the volcanic mountain range surrounding San Luis Obispo suddenly erupts, destroying everything human and man-made in the area. “And we deserve it too, living as we do,” writes Lawless. “The arrogance of convenience, / our microwave ovens, / the slow drip in the kitchen sink.”
Benjamin Daniel Lawless’ collected poems: 2009-2011.
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There Is Nothing Poetic About Fish
Benjamin Daniel Lawless’ first collection of poetry.
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The day jobs
Benjamin is an Associate Director of Technology at Level Studios.
View Ben’s LinkedIn profile
Benjamin is also a crossing guard for the Atascadero Unified School District.
Ben’s an amateur iPhone-ographer.
See Ben’s photos at Flickr