Ben Tanzer

After early successes on stage (Sweeney Todd) and screen (Ghandi), and a brief run with Wham!, Ben Tanzer now lives in Chicago where he tends to his vineyards, shoots pool, dabbles in social work, runs, writes, and still manages to spend all sorts of time with with his beautiful wife and young sons. Ben is the author of the forthcoming novel Lucky Man (Ore Mountain Publishing House) and has had work published in a variety of magazines and journals including Punk Planet, Clamor, Rated Rookie, Midnight Mind, THE2NDHAND, Outsider Ink, Prose Toad, The Truth Magazine, Abroad View, Pow Wow Paper, and Chicago Parent.

Ben Tanzer’s “Change of Plans” appears in Caketrain Issue 03.


Caketrain is a literary journal and press based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our interest is in bringing you, reader, the very best in contemporary creative writing, full stop. Our goals are for each issue of our journal to submerge you in a birthing tank for gelatinous language monsters, young masses of tentacular foci undulating as directed (in all, at once) by our eclectic stable of contributors; for each new book we publish to seduce and ensnare you, sometimes intangibly, always undeniably; and for you, reader, to be able to draw at least one passage from our banks that prods your mind with such precision and power that it feels as if it was written for your eyes alone. To wit and to whet, here is a snippet, a slight nip of our delicious lit mix:

Copyright 2003-2006 Caketrain Journal and Press. Rights to literature revert to their respective authors.
ISSN 1547-6839.

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