Ben Lerner


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), several limited editions and artist books (including Blossom, with Thomas Demand), and the 2016 monograph The Hatred of Poetry. He has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, and MacArthur Foundations, among many other honors. His critical writing on art and literature can be found in recent or shortly forthcoming issues of Art in America, boundary 2, Critical Quarterly, Frieze, Harper’s, The London Review of Books, and The New Yorker. In 2002, Lerner cofounded, with Deb Klowden, No: a journal of the arts, and he has also served as the poetry editor for Critical Quarterly. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh and California College of the Arts, and he currently teaches at Brooklyn College.