Benjamin Alfaro is a writer and educator from Michigan. He is a 2017 Kresge Artist Fellow and the co-author of Home Court (Red Beard, 2014). His work was anthologized in The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, and has appeared or is forthcoming in TriQuarterly, Southern Indiana Review, Mangrove Review, and Red Cedar Review. He has also appeared on the HBO Original Series: Brave New Voices, Yahoo!’s Cities Rising: Rebuilding America, and Detroit Public Radio. He currently serves as the Teen Program Specialist at InsideOut Literary Arts in Detroit where he leads the Detroit Youth Poet Laureate campaign and Louder Than a Bomb: The Michigan Youth Poetry Festival.