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Ben Lerner

From "The Hatred of Poetry"

Poetry Foundation | Posted 04.12.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Does poetry make us human? By Ben Lerner We were taught at an early age that we are all poets simply by virtue of being human. Our ability to write ...

"All My Poems Are Social Crucifixions": A Conversation About Robert Creeley's Letters

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.24.2015 | Books
Travis Nichols

It is impossible to conceive of post-modern poetry without Robert Creeley. And poetry -- in whatever iteration it is in right now -- has not been the same since Creeley died in 2005.

Maddie Crum

The Book We're Talking About | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.05.2014 | Books

An unironic ramble through New York City

PHOTOS: The Best From 2012 Brooklyn Book Festival

Posted 09.21.2012 | New York

At this point New Yorkers know Brooklyn’s reputation as the land of literary magazines, or as the Guardian called it, “a writers’ mecca.” ...

Interview With Ben Lerner, Author of Leaving the Atocha Station

Teddy Wayne | Posted 10.25.2011 | Books
Teddy Wayne

The thing I both love and hate the most about writing is that I only discover what I'm capable or incapable of doing in the act of composition.

10 Contemporary Southern and Midwestern Poets You Should Know | Posted 06.28.2011 | Books

Since there was a dearth of poets from the Midwest and South in our last poetry post, we’d like to like to call attention to ten emerging poets from...

Small Press Poetry: A Summer Reading List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Dog Day's Reading List The Poetry Foundation Five small press poetry books hot as the sun by Justin Taylor Nobody knows exactly how many books of...