LIVE from the NYPL: Ben Lerner | Paul Holdengräber
Ben Lerner in seven words: "Seven words are too many for me."
The award-winning poet and author of the novel Leaving the Atocha Station brings his masterful command of words from the page to the stage, celebrating the start of LIVE's Fall 2014 season and his new book, 10:04.
BEN LERNER is a poet, novelist, essayist, and critic. He has been a Fulbright scholar, a finalist for the National Book Award, a Howard Foundation fellow, and a Guggenheim fellow. In 2011 he won the Preis der Stadt Müenster für Internationale Poesie, the first American to receive this honor. He is the author of a novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, which was a 2012 Young Lions Fiction Award finalist, and the poetry collections The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path. His newest work, 10:04, will be released in September 2014. Lerner is a professor of English at Brooklyn College.
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