Angle of Yaw

Finalist, National Book Awards 2006 for Poetry

Angle of Yaw by Ben Lerner book cover, 2006
ISBN 9781556592461
Copper Canyon Press

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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.