Benjamin Gucciardi grew up in San Francisco, California and lives in the Bay Area. His poems have appeared in Orion Magazine, Forklift Ohio, upstreet, The American Poetry Journal, Chautauqua, Terrain.org and other journals. A winner of the 2017 Poetry Contest from The Maine Review and a Dorothy Rosenberg Memorial Prize, he has been honored with residency awards from the Jentel Foundation and Artsmith. In addition to writing, he works with refugee and immigrant youth through Soccer Without Borders, an organization he founded in 2006. You can find more of his work at benjamingucciardi.com.