About Benjamin SaltmanBenjamin Saltman was an American poet and Professor of verse writing and contemporary American literature at California State University, Northridge. The Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award is given annually by Red Hen Press in his honor. Benjamin Saltman was the recipient of two NEA Literature Fellowships in 1969 and 1987. He was noted as providing editorial assistance for the Swami Prabhavananda in the "The Sermon on the Mount according to Vedanta". In 1992, after retiring, he volunteered to teach at CSUN for free after state budget cuts caused the school to cancel 1,000 courses previously scheduled for the fall semester. Here are presented some of his most popular and best poems.