Angle of Yaw
second book is an extended meditation on the commercialization
of public space and speech. Combining philosophical
insight with poetic experiment, political outrage
with personal experience, Lerner’s prose
poems and lyrical sequences examine how technologies
of viewing—aerial photography in particular—replace
God with a camera and feed our spectacular culture
an image of itself.
Lerner is from Topeka, Kansas. His first book
won the Hayden Carruth Award from Copper Canyon
Press and was named one of the best books of poetry
published in in 2004 by Library Journal.
A former Fulbright Scholar in Spain, Lerner co-founded
and co-edits No: a journal of the arts.
He teaches at California College of the Arts and
lives in Berkeley.