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Tao Lin Interviews Ben Lerner at The Believer August 5, 2013: Tao Lin interviews Ben Lerner for The Believer: “YOU’RE A POET; DON’T YOU HATE MOST POEMS?” Tao writes as an introduction: Increasingly, each book by Ben seems to be edited with the knowledge of some future position (like how one edits previous pages of a book after completing the final pages, then edits the final pages again, [...] by

Ben Lerner on Keith Waldrop’s Reissued Memoir February 26, 2013: In "Keith Waldrop's Haunted Realism," at The New Yorker, Ben Lerner writes of the poet and translator's memoir (Light While There Is Light, just reissued by Dalkey Archive) that "[e]ven in dreams, Waldrop is stuck with the merely real." It's a statement that contradicts an earlier faith in poetic imagination that Lerner connects to Wallace [...] by

“You’re a poet; don’t you hate most poems?”: Tao Lin Interviews Ben Lerner September 11, 2012: Check out this Believer exclusive, in which Tao Lin interviews Ben Lerner. Here's a sample of them talking about the (possible) fraudulence of poetry, among other things: BLVR: After three books of poetry, you’ve written a novel whose protagonist—Adam Gordon, a young American on a one-year poetry fellowship to Spain—views [...] by

Ben Lerner Chooses Daniel Poppick as Winner of BOMB’s 2012 Poetry Contest August 6, 2012: BOMB has announced the winner of their 2012 Poetry Contest! This year's judge, Ben Lerner, chose Daniel Poppick's "Glass Horse." They've published the poem online, along with work from the finalists, who include Ally Harris, Dunstan Christopher, Ben Mirov, Iris Cushing, and Laura Goode. Runner-up is Diana Hamilton, whose poetry will appear [...] by

Poet-Turned-Novelist Ben Lerner talks to Granta July 9, 2012: Poet Ben Lerner recently published a novel, Leaving the Atocha Station. Today, Granta posted an interview with the author, in which Lerner reflects on his main character’s struggles and the advantages of being a novelist. “I do love how a novel can absorb and constellate other forms,” he says. However, Lerner has not left poetry behind; [...] by

Casually Incandescent: Believer Poetry and Book Awards Awarded May 1, 2012: The Believer has announced some winners in the world of letters! Firstly, congratulations to Heather Christle, whose book The Trees The Trees has earned her the second-annual Believer Poetry Award. They write of Christle: “Here is the hand / here is the hand / on my face / it’s not my hand / it’s a beautiful day,” writes Heather [...] by

Something in the Water: KS Poets Ben Lerner and Cyrus Console in Dialogue at LARB February 27, 2012: Topeka-born poets Ben Lerner and Cyrus Console have interviewed each other for the Los Angeles Review of Books. Tom Lutz leads us in, writing that "the two friends discuss their boyhood bedsheets, corn and irony, fundamentalism and pharmaceuticals, how they came to use words like 'metonymic,' 'horizontality,' and 'syntagmatic,' and why they [...] by