Born in Brooklyn, New York, Benjamin holds a MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA in Literature from McGill University. Benjamin has a lifetime of scholarship and learning, teaching at over a dozen universities and colleges in Massachusetts and Vermont. He has a strong interest in social justice dating back to 1973 when he received a letter of thanks and encouragement from Cesar Chavez for organizing a campus-wide lettuce boycott to promote farm-workers’ rights. Benjamin currently lives in Hyde Park, Vermont, and teaches at New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier.
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