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Posts Tagged: Ben Lerner

Word of the Day: Atelier

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(n.); artist’s studio or workshop; c. 1840, from the old French astelier (“carpenter’s workshop, woodpile”) “Part of what I loved about poetry was how the distinction between fiction and nonfiction didn’t obtain,” [Lerner] says, “how the correspondence between text and world was less important than the intensities of the poem itself.” From “With Storms Outside, […]

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Another Station

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When the The New York Times asked for his background, Ben Lerner answered the best he could: “Suburban-white-kid crime, Columbine High School sort of thing,” he said. “A violence of numbness and identitylessness.” In the Parul Sehgal’s piece, the author of Leaving the Atocha Station also touches on parenthood, Joan of Arc, and his upcoming […]

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Notable NYC: 3/8–3/14

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Saturday 3/8: Ben Marcus talks about his new story collection, Leaving the Sea (January 2014), Rob Spillman, editor of Tin House. Brooklyn Public Library, 4 p.m., free. Craig Morgan Teicher, Wendy Lotterman, Nicole Steinberg, Sarah V. Schweig, Ted Dodson, Krystal Languell, Joanna C. Valente, Jesse Kohn, Jonathan Aprea, Joe DeLuca, and M. Callen celebrate issue […]

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Ben Lerner in The New Yorker

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“In the name of clarity, a lot of authors offer what strike me as basically pre-fabricated structures of feeling, leaving no room for the reader to participate in the construction of meaning.” Ben Lerner, poet and author of Leaving the Atocha Station, touches on his different approaches to poetry and fiction, balancing clarity and complexity, […]

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Tao Lin/ Ben Lerner Conversation on Poetry/A Novel About Poetry

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Tao Lin interviews the poet and novelist, Ben Lerner for the Believer. After three poetry collections, Lerner just published a novel, Leaving Atocha Station (Muumuu House excerpts it here). It turns out his poetical prowess is just one of Lerner’s many literary arts-based skills. His novel is about an American studying in Spain on a […]

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