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Benjamin Lerner

Distinguished Professor

Location: 2161 Boylan Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x3556
Fax: 718.951.4612

Ben Lerner is the author of three books of poetry (The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path), three novels (Leaving the Atocha Station, 10:04, and The Topeka School), and a work of criticism, The Hatred of Poetry. He has also published several collaborations with artists, including Blossom (with Thomas Demand) and The Snows of Venice (with Alexander Kluge). His critical writing on art and literature can be found in boundary 2, Harper's, Poetry, The London Review of Books, and The New Yorker, among many other periodicals.

Lerner has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, Howard, and MacArthur Foundations. He has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize (fiction), the National Book Award (poetry), and the National Book Critics Circle Award (fiction). Recent honors include the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for The Topeka School, which was named one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times.

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