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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 four books of poetry (The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, Mean Free Path, and The Lights), three novels (Leaving the Atocha Station, 10:04, and The Topeka School), and a work of criticism, The Hatred of Poetry. He has published several collaborations with artists, including Blossom (with Thomas Demand) and The Snows of Venice (with Alexander Kluge). His essays can be found in Harper's, Poetry, The London Review of Books, The New York Review of Books, and The New Yorker, among other periodicals. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Lerner has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, Howard, and MacArthur Foundations. He's 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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