Ben Burgess Jr.
Ben Burgess Jr. is the author of the award winning novel Monster, the poetry book Times Have Changed and Life is Strange and the 2014 novel Wounded.
He is an active performer of spoken word poetry, and uses his love of writing to inspire and influence youths to strive for what they believe in, and to never give up on their dreams. His poetry book Times Have Changed and Life is Strange is currently used in two schools in the lower east side of Manhattan.
Burgess has a BA degree in Business Management and an MA degree in Educational Leadership. He is the proud father of his daughter Jaelynn and is active in trying to improve urban neighborhoods and communities.