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    With a degree in Fine Arts, and a long professional career in design, AC brings unflinching attention to detail to his writings and poetry. He strives for emotional realness in all circumstances, and excels at structure and dialogue. A love of history, philosophy, and the humanities informs his work, while having honed his craft from his adolescence has allowed him to delve into the workings of the human heart. He also has a wicked sense of humor.

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  1. WHITE-JACKET – A Man at War – A Filmscript 6. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 07/25/2014 (Updated: 04/13/2021)

    1845. In the spring Redburn leaves Peru for New York on a warship. He has nothing, and feels like a failure. Worst of all is the loss he leaves behind him in the Pacific – his husband is dead, and Toby is lost and presumably long buried. What awaits him in the fall when he arrives back 'home,' to a place he has not been for four years? There he must consider what his brother wants for him, against how Redburn might honor the noblest sacrifices of the men who love him have made.

  2. MARDI - At the Crossroads of Life and Art - A Film Script 4. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 09/25/2013 (Updated: 04/09/2021)

    1843. In a Polynesian paradise, something haunts Redburn. His dreams blend with the waking world, and he is driven to find himself while he seeks the lost love of his life.

  3. OMOO - A Lost Soul in the South Seas - A Film Script 3. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 07/15/2013 (Updated: 03/29/2021)

    1843. No lost soul is born into the world, but the world makes it so. Redburn must find Toby, nothing else matters, and on three ships of contrasts - well-governed, and hopeless - he thinks of only getting to land and looking for the man he loves.

  4. Pride Month, and other Haibun 13. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 08/25/2018 (Updated: 03/20/2021)

    Pieces combining sections of prose and poetry

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  5. TYPEE - In the Valley of the Shadow of Death - A Filmscript 2. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 05/27/2013 (Updated: 03/17/2021)

    The South Pacific, 1842. These are powder-keg times, and in the midst of French Imperial gun boat diplomacy, Redburn has had enough of the sea. He draws a reluctant Toby into an adventure, and in the process loses something more valuable to him than his own life.

  6. REDBURN From Man to Boy – His First Voyage – A Filmscript 1. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 05/04/2013 (Updated: 03/16/2021)

    It is the summer of 1839. A 19-year-old boy sets out to be a man. He chooses the sea, or it chooses him, because it is a place where men who love as he does can escape society's pronouncements upon them. The boy unknowingly begins a classic hero's journey of self-discovery – travels 'there,' discovers his task is a deeply personal one, then returns 'home' to find home is not where he wants to be anymore.

  7. June, 2020 – Hell in a Handbasket

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 06/16/2020 (Updated: 01/21/2021)

    I'll try to turn off the comments section for this...but if you see any errors in the text, please send me a private message here on GA.

    **Warning: Anger ahead**

  8. Same Love (Co-Author)

    By D.K. Daniels, in Fiction. 04/26/2020 (Updated: 05/02/2020)

    Escape the current world with heartfelt romance, comedy, and drama during this trying time with a collection of shorts to tide you over. Same Love is a compendium offered from us to all of you to enjoy during this pandemic. Each chapter will be a new author with exciting narratives on offer.

    (Stories by @AC Benus , @Brayon, @Comicality, @D.K. Daniels, @Mikiesboy, @Thorn Wilde, and @Wayne Gray) - New Stories Daily

  9. The Thousandth Regiment

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 07/31/2019 (Updated: 10/22/2019)

    Poems of suffering and peace from a nearly forgotten master. Hans Ehrenbaum-Degele was killed in action in July, 1915, 26 years of age. His partner and friends brought out his Das Tausendste Regiment ("The Thousandth Regiment") posthumously in 1917. Whether or not his work has been ignored because he was Gay, it's time to bring his name forward and place it with the other great WW1 poets, where he has always belonged.

  10. Hymenaios, or the Marriage of the God of Marriage

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 07/16/2019 (Updated: 09/16/2019)

    Two eighteen-year-old boys find the love of their life; one with a girl, and the other with a sexy poet.

    Come explore the vibrantly pulsing world of the ancient Greeks, their lives, their customs and their divinities. Fun, adventure and a little gender-funk will reward you along the way!

  11. The Tower, and other pieces

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 09/21/2013 (Updated: 09/01/2019)

    various stories, and other pieces

  12. Zero to Hero, a Guide

    By AC Benus, in Non-Fiction. 01/15/2019 (Updated: 08/01/2019)

    A step-by-step course to teach yourself the art of Writing Poetry

  13. Translation Trashbin 7. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 10/20/2017 (Updated: 07/22/2019)

    A receptacle for my attempts at translating other poets’ work.

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