"If they abuse me in the palace, steel yourself, / no matter what outrage I must suffer, even / if they drag me through the house by the heels / ....you just look on and endure it." - Homer, the Odyssey
Ben Debus's poetry has appeared in Cider Press Review, Fugue, Fairy Tale Review, Cimarron Review, and other journals. He has an MFA in Poetry from Indiana University, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in medieval literature. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife, poet Cate Whetzel, and their son.