Benjamin has a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an M.F.A. from the Ohio State University, and a B.F.A. from the University of Evansville. His writing has appeared in over 50 publications, like Creative Nonfiction, Orion, and The Sun, as well as in eight anthologies. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Benjamin is the author of two chapbooks and a poetry collection, Afterimage (SFA Press), and writes a weekly garden column for Houzz.com while freelancing for other publications.