James  BentonJames Benton earned his MA in creative writing at Cal State Sacramento, and presently teaches English Writing at Eastern Oregon University. His memoir, poetry, and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals both in print and online. In prior lives, he has worked as a sailor, an electrician, a rock and roll musician, and a private investigator. James currently resides in beautiful La Grande, Oregon.

Look for his poetry collection, Sailor, in 2016.