Ben Lerner


from Angle of Yaw by BEN LERNER
published by Copper Canyon Press, 2006


BEN LERNER (b.1979) is a poet and novelist based in New York. He is the author of three poetry collections, The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and more recently Mean Free Path (2010). He was a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry, and in 2011 he became the first American to win the Preis der Stadt Münster für Internationale Poesie. His first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station (2011), won The Believer Book Award and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for First Fiction and the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award. His art criticism can be found in Art in America and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

wfw suggestion ➝  BEN LERNER explained how he stopped being jealous and learned to love the virtual in the last issue of Frieze (#156)!


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