Ben Lerner. At the border of the cornea and sclera, a momentary wavering. ... We hate particular poems because they are not doing this impossible thing we demand of poetry. You are at a funeral—one of the few places where poetry is still read before a large audience—when a distant relative asks, “So, what do you plan to do with an English degree?” Of course, you can’t say you’re going to research, write or read poetry, because poems and the people who write and study them don’t do anything at all. The poet Ben Lerner grew up in Topeka, Kansas. During his stay in Madrid, where he lived in 2003 as a Fulbright scholar, he wrote Angle of Yaw (2006) for which he was named a finalist for the National Book Award. A dying process. *04.02.1979, Topeka, United States lives in: , United States The poet Ben Lerner grew up in Topeka, Kansas. Ben Lerner at the Brooklyn Museum. He was awarded the Hayden Carruth Award for his first book The Lichtenberg Figures (2004), a cycle of fifty-two sonnets. You can read more about Ben Lerner on his Jacket author notes page. During his stay in Madrid, where he lived in 2003 as a Fulbright scholar, he wrote Angle of Yaw (2006) for which he was named a finalist for the National Book Award. Thus “Nord-Sud,” a poem in memory of the French poet Pierre Reverdy, concludes by refusing to … You can read an interview with Ben Lerner (in conversation with Kent Johnson) in Jacket 26. He was awarded the Hayden Carruth Award for his first book The Lichtenberg Figures (2004), a cycle of fifty-two sonnets. The poles of presence and absence in Palmer’s poems can reverse suddenly, ode becoming elegy, but this tenuousness is also a sign of possibility. Born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, writer and editor Ben Lerner earned a BA in political science and an MFA in creative writing from Brown University. Ben Lerner is the author of the acclaimed novels Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04. Benjamin S Lerner poems, quotations and biography on Benjamin S Lerner poet page. Read all poems of Benjamin S Lerner and infos about Benjamin S Lerner. In the … There ends analogy. Excluded from beatific vision, but not condemned to further punishment. Ben Lerner’s first book is The Lichtenberg Figures, published by Copper Canyon Press.He co-edits No: a journal of the arts. And The Hatred of Poetry is actually a defence of it. �© Ben Lerner, 2006 THE ROSE has a minutely serrate margin, like a poem.