Ben Kingsley

India Downes-Le Guin

Ben Kingsley is best known for his Academy Award winning role as Mahatma Gandhi. A touch less famous, Affrilachian author Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley has not acted since his third-grade debut as the undertaker in Music Man. A Kundiman alum, Ben is currently the 22nd Tickner Writing Fellow and recipient of a Provincetown FAWC fellowship. He belongs to the Onondaga Nation of Indigenous Americans in New York. His fist collection is out this fall 2018, Not Your Mama’s Melting Pot, selected by Bob Hicok. The next one, Colonize Me, is forthcoming with Saturnalia in 2019. And, the next, next one is Dēmos out with Milkweed Editions in 2020. Peep his recent work in the anthologies Best New Poets 2017 (ed. Natalie Diaz), Native Voices: Indigenous Poetry from North America, & Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, as well as the journals American Indian Culture and ResearchBoston ReviewKenyon ReviewNew England Review, & Oxford American, among others.