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2006 National Book Award Finalist, Poetry
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Ben Lerner
Angle of Yaw
Copper Canyon Press

About the Book
Ben Lerner’s 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.

About the Author
Ben 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.

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