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Ben Lerner

Originally from Topeka, Kansas, Ben Lerner holds a BA in Political Theory and an MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Spain in 2003–04, and a 2010–11 Howard Foundation Fellowship. In 2011 he became the first American to win the Preis der Stadt Münster für Internationale Poesie. He is poetry editor at Critical Quarterly and teaches in the writing program at Brooklyn College.  

 

   

National Book Award Finalist 2006

Hayden Carruth Award 2003

Preis der Stadt Münster für Internationale Poesie, 2011

Fulbright Fellowship 2003-2004

2006 Northern California Book Award Finalist

 Howard Foundation Fellow 2010-2011

Podcast of Ben reading poems and interview:   http://bombsite.com/issues/1000/articles/4500 

Ben Lerner in conversation with Aaron Kunin: http://jacketmagazine.com/40/lerner-kunin.shtml 

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