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Ben Verinder leaning against a fence in black t-shirt and jeans.

Ben Verinder is a poet and PR professional living in rural Hertfordshire. His debut pamphlet, Botanicals, was published by Frosted Fire in autumn 2021 and his second, We Lost The Birds, by Nine Pens in March 2023. He has recently finished his first collection – ‘How to save a river/father’ – a celebration of those who work to protect and restore rivers.

Ben has an MA in Writing Poetry from Poetry School London and Newcastle University. He is a winner of the Bournemouth International Writing Prize and his poems have been shortlisted or commended in a variety of competitions - including the Verve Eco Poetry, Winchester, Wolverhampton, Bedford and Ver prizes. His poems have been published widely, including in The Rialto, Butcher’s Dog, Black Iris, Brittle Star, Stand, Lighthouse, The North, And Other Poems, and Wild Court.


In 2021 Ben was longlisted in the National Poetry Competition and in 2023 he was commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations to commemorate its 75th anniversary. Ben is also the biographer of the adventurer and writer Mary Burkett.

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