Tags » Ben Lerner

Ben Lerner--"The Polish Rider" (New Yorker, June 6 & 13, 2016)

SOUNDTRACK: GRACE VANDERWAAL-Tiny Desk Concert #751 (June 6, 2018). 

I had been listening to the All Songs Considered podcast when Bob Boilen told the below story about how he found Grave VanderWaal.  1,387 more words

New Yorker

The Image

My most exciting find this week was hearing Lynda Barry talk about the “image”. Not just visual images, or imagery in poems, but the image which is ‘contained by a form’ in any kind of artwork. 956 more words


The Spirit of the Age


Ecclesiastes reigns o’er us, now, praise turned to mocking as the priest becomes the fool.

1 The words of the Preacher,[a] the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 693 more words

New Fiction is Psychic Occupation

Fiction—or more generally, longform narrative text—has long been the handyman of society and culture, serving whatever functions are most needed at a historical moment. The Greek oral tradition, famously, functioned in part to preserve cultural histories and customs—hence the sprawling lists of names and figures, or lengthy descriptions of hospitality, in Homer. 1,535 more words


I have wasted my life

Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota

Over my head, I see the bronze butterfly,

Asleep on the black trunk, 1,102 more words


Book Review of "The Hatred of Poetry" by Ben Lerner

The Hatred of Poetry by Ben Lerner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“I, too, dislike it.
Reading it, however, with a perfect
contempt for, one discovers in… 538 more words

Book Reviews