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The Hatred of Poetry Mass Market Paperback – 13 June 2016

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In this accessible and revelatory essay, one of the hottest young writers in American takes the hatred of poetry as the starting point for his defence of the art.

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Ben Lerner was born in Kansas in 1979. He has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, Howard and MacArthur Foundations. His first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, won the 2012 Believer Book Award. His second novel, 10-04, was a finalist for the Folio Prize and was named one of the best books of 2014 by more than a dozen major publications. He has published three poetry collections- The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw (a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry), and Mean Free Path. Lerner is a professor of English at Brooklyn College.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Text Publishing (13 June 2016)
  • Mass Market Paperback ‏ : ‎ 96 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1925355675
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1925355673
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 0.7 x 19.8 cm
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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). His collaborations with artists include Blossom (with Thomas Demand), The Polish Rider (with Anna Ostoya), and The Snows of Venice (with Alexander Kluge). Lerner has been a a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, and MacArthur Foundations. In 2011 he won the &quot;Preis der Stadt M&uuml;nster f&uuml;r internationale Poesie&quot;, making him the first American to receive this honor. Lerner teaches at Brooklyn College, where he was named a Distinguished Professor of English in 2016.

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