Ben Gunsberg

Ben Gunsberg is an Associate Professor of English at Utah State University. He received a BA from Miami University (OH) before earning an MFA from the University of Alabama and a PhD from the University of Michigan, where he was the Sylvia Duffy Engle Graduate Student Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities.

Gunsberg is the author of the poetry collection Welcome, Dangerous Life (Turning Point, 2018) and the chapbook Rhapsodies with Portraits (Finishing Line, 2015). His poems appear in numerous literary magazines, including Poetry Daily, DIAGRAM, and Mid-American Review. He has been a finalist or semifinalist for a number of book contests, including the University of Wisconsin’s Brittingham and Pollack prizes and The Georgia Prize. His work has been honored by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums and the Great River Shakespeare Festival. Gunsberg’s poetry manuscript, Cut Time, won the University of Michigan’s Hopwood Award for Poetry Writing. He lives in Logan, Utah, at the foot of the Bear River Mountains.



  • Welcome, Dangerous Life, Turning Point Press, 2018.
  • Rhapsodies with Portraits Finishing Line Press, 2015.