Benjamin Goldberg was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Farmington Hills. He holds a BA in English and an MA in Education from the University of Michigan, and an M.F.A. in Poetry from Johns Hopkins University. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in POETRY, Blackbird, TriQuarterly, West Branch, Verse Daily, Best New Poets 2014, and elsewhere. He lives with his wife outside Washington, D.C., and teaches high school English.