Benjamin Myers

Benjamin Myers was the 2015-2016 Poet Laureate of the State of Oklahoma and is the author of four books of poetry: The Family Book of Martyrs (Lamar University Press, 2022), Black Sunday (Lamar University Press, 2018), Lapse Americana (New York Quarterly Books, 2013) and Elegy for Trains (Village Books Press, 2010). His poems may be read in Image, The Yale Review, Rattle, 32 Poems, The Cimarron Review and many other literary journals. He has written essays and reviews for many prominent publications, including First Things, The Gospel Coalition, and The American Conservative. Myers lives with his wife and three children in Chandler, Oklahoma, and is the Crouch-Mathis Professor of Literature at Oklahoma Baptist University, where he directs the great books honors program. His first book of non-fiction, A Poetics of Orthodoxy, was recently published by Cascade Books.