Bennie Herron was born in San Diego, CA to a blue-collar family. He had a challenging but fulfilling childhood rooted in unconditional love. His childhood was full of stories that have been the undercurrent of his writing and social advocacy. This also laid the foundation for his interest in social work and academic prosperity. He always knew and believed that one way he could transcend negative circumstances was through education. This would also allow him to be a part of the solution regarding issues that plagued his community and the world alike.
Bennie Herron has performed in venues across the United States and Mexico. In 2012 his first full length poetry collection titled greens was published on the Tintavox Independent Press, San Fransisco, CA.