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Ben Ditmars

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December 16

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Ben is an author of gnomes, plays, poetry and more. He was first published in his college publications the Cornfield Review and KAPOW. Since then he has been featured in several online literary journals and heads the poetry committee at the Mid-Ohio Fine Art Society

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Ben Ditmars Lately, I have focused on my blog and building content. I have a fan fiction about Hedwig from Harry Potter and a poetry series which continues the…moreLately, I have focused on my blog and building content. I have a fan fiction about Hedwig from Harry Potter and a poetry series which continues the story of Dark Knowledge found in my collection Inhale the Night.(less)
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Night Poems

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Ten Minutes in Heaven

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Inhale the Night

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Ben Ditmars Peter wrote: "Nice to see you down here Ben keep the river flowing and damn only the consequences. If you get my drift hold on to the branches they always tell a story. :)"

I shall hold on against the river flow :-)


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Peter B Forster Nice to see you down here Ben keep the river flowing and damn only the consequences. If you get my drift hold on to the branches they always tell a story. :)


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