Ben Forstenzer is a labor organizer, writer, musician and practitioner of practices. He eats, too, and loves Renee his fiance. He has been writing since he was small and round. It was poetry at first. Since 2008, at the prompting of his friend and artistic nemesis, Mike Smith, he began writing long and short fiction in earnest. Fiction is First is an opportunity for him to share what he has been working on.
Ben also knows, and loves, wonderful, difficult, complicated, talented people. Fiction is First is also a forum for the work of these amazing people to be heard out loud, by the author or by an excellently paired reader.