Today's poem is from "Begetting Stadia"
from Angle of Yaw

Copper Canyon Press

Ben Lerner is from Topeka, Kansas. He holds degrees in political theory and creative writing from Brown University. His first book, The Lichtenberg Figures, won the 2003 Hayden Carruth Award and was named by Library Journal one of the twelve best books of poetry published in 2004. A former Fulbright Scholar to Spain, Lerner co-founded and co-edits No: a journal of the arts. His poems can be found in a variety of literary magazines, including Boston Review, Colorado Review, Conjunctions, Fence, The Paris Review, Piedra de molina (Madrid), and Ploughshares. He lives in Berkeley.

About Angle of Yaw:

"Employing the language of aphorism, advertising, parable, personal essay, political tirade, journalism and journal, the collage-like poems of Lerner's second collection express the ennui of American life in an era when even war feels like a television event . . . this collection places Lerner among the most promising young poets now writing."
Publishers Weekly

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