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Smithsonian’s Senior Historian Asks ‘Should We Hate Poetry?’ July 21, 2016: The conversation surrounding Ben Lerner’s new book Hatred of Poetry has reached the Smithsonian—Smithsonian Magazine, that is. The institution’s Senior Historian, David C. Ward, remarks [...] by

The New York Times Weighs in on The Hatred of Poetry July 8, 2016: “What works against him is the curiously airless, antiseptic nature of the enterprise,” writes Jeff Gordinier for The New York Times about Ben Lerner in The Hatred of Poetry. [...] by

Natalia Cecire on Poetry and (Gendered) Work June 24, 2016: Worth checking out at Jacket2 is Natalia Cecire’s newest commentary, “Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.” Cecire, a lecturer in English and American Studies at the [...] by

New Republic Reviews Ben Lerner’s Hatred of Poetry June 23, 2016: For the New Republic, Ken Chen takes a close look at poet, novelist, and MacArthur–winner Ben Lerner’s FSG meditation, The Hatred of Poetry. Although far from a disavowal, Lerner argues in [...] by

Do Poems Fail to Meet Their Sublime Promise? June 10, 2016: In his new book, The Hatred of Poetry, Ben Lerner assesses whether poetry will always fail to live up to our expectations. At NPR, Annalisa Quinn reviews Lerner’s Hatred — or is it? The [...] by

Reading List: April 2016 April 22, 2016: The Reading List is a feature of Poetry magazine’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the April 2016 issue share some books that held their interest. Jennifer Bartlett The book that I have [...] by

Ben Lerner on the Haunting, Quiet Keith Waldrop April 1, 2016: Ben Lerner writes about “A Major Poet of Quiet” for Paris Review Daily. Who Might That Be? It’s Keith Waldrop! “His accomplishment is difficult to describe because his work [...] by

Ellen Bryant Voigt and Ben Lerner Awarded MacArthur Fellowships September 29, 2015: We learned this morning that among the twenty-four recipients of this year’s MacArthur “Genius Grants” were two poets: Ellen Bryant Voigt and Ben Lerner. The New York Times reports: [...] by

Ben Lerner Considers the Poem That Never Appears June 15, 2015: From Ben Lerner’s “Diary,” now up (gratis!) at the London Review of Books: “The fatal problem with poetry: poems. This helps explain why poets themselves celebrate poets who [...] by

Funny Like a Clown: Elaine Blair Articulates the Finer Points of Comedy in Ben Lerner’s 10:04 February 11, 2015: Don’t be fooled by the title of Elaine Blair’s 10:04 review–“So This is How It Works”–she quite skillfully pinpoints “a particular kind of contemporary [...] by