DAVID BENSON

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David Lindsay Benson was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1956, the son of a Southside longshoreman and a school-teacher from Grand Bank. He finished high school in the city and after a semester at university was educated at sea.

One of Newfoundland’s seaman-poets, his work has been published in literary journals, popular periodicals, and community newspapers throughout the island, and in publications in Canada, the United States, and Britain. It has been broadcast on CBC Radio and recorded on lp record, cassette, and cd.

A committed trade unionist, social activist, husband, and father, he lives in Tors Cove with his wife, their two children, and cat.

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