I’m excited to be joining Ryerson University’s Centre for Digital Humanities as a Research Assistant on the Yellow Nineties Project! This project, run by Professor Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, is creating a resource for scholars (and everyone else) to gain access to the early arts and literary magazines of the 1890s, first and foremost of which … Continue reading Hey, remember the (Yellow) Nineties?
Ben Berman Ghan
Summer 2019 – a retrospective
I've been thinking about time travel a lot lately. Not really because there's any point I'd like to go back or forwards too especially. Recently I experienced jet lag from travel and came to the conclusion that the fourth dimension must have a sense of humour. Time plays tricks on us. We play tricks on … Continue reading Summer 2019 – a retrospective
Local book signing!
Hi Torontonians! I'm doing a signing of What We See in the Smoke in my own neighbourhood! Come join me on Sunday for a reading and chat! You can rsvp for free with this link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/385892755395258/
Yorkdale Book Signing!
come join me for a book signing at the Yorkdale Indigo Saturday June 29th
So Long HBA
Well, that's it. On April 15th I took my final exam at The University of Toronto, which means I'm finally finished my bachelors. (Well, it's been five years. But five years is a long time – at least for me). It was an exhausting half-decade, but I got a lot out of it, and I … Continue reading So Long HBA
Writing is often a solitary and quiet task. And that's just the way I like it! But as a result, there isn't exactly much room to ask people like myself questions about what we do. But here is your chance! I'll be holding my first AMA on Reddit: this Friday (April 5th) from 11am-1pm Eastern … Continue reading AMA
Student Life: Literature of Modernity
After a five year HBA at the University of Toronto, I am really excited to start shouting that in fall of 2019 I'll be starting an MA In English at Ryerson University's Literatures of Modernity program, where I hope my work will continue to flourish and evolve.
Hello everyone! I hope all have been enjoying 2019 so far. I've come back, after a little bit to much radio silence. exciting things are on the horizon for me. I'll be reading some poetry next friday at the launch of The Trinity Review! Also excited to say that an excerpt from my book, Planet 58, will be … Continue reading 2019 Update
I’m Back! Upcoming Book announcement: What We See in the Smoke
Hello, world. Is this thing on? It has been almost an entire year since I last wrote a single blog post. I've been keeping things very tight-lipped, close to the chest. My thinking was that I should not discuss any ongoing projects that I wasn't sure the world was going to see. So I vanished … Continue reading I’m Back! Upcoming Book announcement: What We See in the Smoke
It's hard to say where the expression Ink-Stained-Wretch originates. Though I have found almost no reliable sources, at least one researcher told me in passing that the phrase comes from Canadian novelist Hugh Garner. Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Deadeye Dick attributes it to Alexander Woollcott, but this is probably wrong as well. To great alarm, I … Continue reading The Ink-Stained-Wretch