Ben Lerner

Finalist, 2006 National Book Awards

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
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Angle of Yaw

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

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. More about this book >

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Ben Lerner

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

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