Ben Estes lives in Kingston, NY. Before this book, he wrote a book of poems called ILLUSTRATED GAMES OF PATIENCE (The Song Cave, 2015). Ben worked as the editor of A Dark Dreambox of Another Kind, the poems of Alfred Starr Hamilton (with Alan Felsenthal); Together & Alone, the photographs of Karlheinz Weinberger and the poetry anthology ON THE MESA: AN ANTHOLOGY OF BOLINAS WRITERS (The Song Cave, 2021). He has most recently shown his paintings at Situations Gallery and Paula Cooper Gallery, both in NYC. With Alan Felsenthal, he runs the publishing press The Song Cave.