A Graduate of Columbia College in Chicago, Benjamin DeHaven earned a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Tulane University New Orleans, years after he was ejected from the John Tyler Community College for presenting an argument that Robert Frost was a struggling homosexual who cried out for help in the poem Birches.
DeHaven, who currently resides in Virginia, began his writing career with Stone United, a Chicago based Film Company, which works primarily in independent film. He has written for numerous magazines, media outlets, and edited screenplays. Additionally, he was the editor-in-chief for The Nola Shopper, a free art newspaper and the 2nd largest monthly paper in the New Orleans, MSA.
As an unknown fiction writer, he feels the best description of himself, is a sarcastic one and is as follows:
Benjamin W. DeHaven was born on a pool table after a Waylon Jennings’ concert in 1977. His personal success is only outweighed by his stunning good looks and adherence to unwritten moral guidelines. He’s described as a thinking man’s Tucker Max as well as an idiot’s Hunter S. Thompson. His goal is to die from an unwavering commitment to be more like Hemingway.
He and Michael Enzo were friends.