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David Benson

David Lindsay Benson was born in St. John s, Newfoundland, in 1956, the son of a Southside longshoreman and a school-teacher from Grand Bank. He finished high school in the city and after a semester at university, was educated at sea. One of Newfoundland s seaman poets, his work has been published in literary journals, periodicals, and newpapers throughout the island, in Canada, the U.S. and Britain.