From the Cosmic Plane of Poetry by Ben White

This week, The Student Wordsmith’s #FridayFeature comes from recently published writer and poet, Ben White! 

This is Ben’s second poem to be shared via The Student Wordsmith’s Writers’ Showcase and we’re really pleased to be able to share this piece, ‘From the Cosmic Plane of Poetry’ with you. This piece was written and inspired by Ben’s involvement with our very own Wordsmith community and we couldn’t be happier to hear that we’re inspiring new writing, too!

We hope you enjoy reading and listening to it as much we did.


From The Cosmic Plane of Poetry

Gunter Grass and I agreed:

Poetry and its intentions

should be shared

on a cosmic plane,

and though he died

before I could meet him,

our correspondence

was honest, direct, and dear.



I am sitting here

listening to Jade Cuttle

sing “The River”

and I shiver beneath

my own understanding.

I may never meet her either,

but I now know that the ether

of the cosmic plane

is rich with connections.


Ben is the author of Buddha Bastinado Blues and The Kill Gene. His work has appeared in various online publications; As You WereExterminating AngelCreativity Webzine, and, most recently, Tuck Magazine.

He also has writing included in The Paragon Journal’s anthology, Seven Forbidden Words: The New Way of Protesting, and Proud To Be, Volume 6. 

Ben’s piece, ‘New Tenants’ is published in Issue 5: ‘Sound and Silence’ and we’re excited to share it with you!