The Lichtenberg Figures
By (author) Dr Ben Lerner
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Lichtenberg Figures by Dr Ben Lerner
Book Description"The Lichtenberg Figures," winner of the Hayden Carruth Award, is an unconventional sonnet sequence that interrogates the relationship between language and memory, violence and form. Lichtenberg figures are fern-like electrical patterns that can appear on (and quickly fade from) the bodies of people struck by lightning.Throughout this playful and elegiac debut with its flashes of autobiography, intellection, comedy, and critique the vocabulary of academic theory collides with American slang and the idiom of the Old Testament meets the jargon of the Internet to display an eclectic sensibility.Ben Lerner, the youngest poet ever published by Copper Canyon Press, is co-founder of "No: a journal of the arts." He earned an MFA from Brown University and is currently a Fulbright scholar in Spain."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781556592119
Paperback / softback
(241mm x 179mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Copper Canyon Press
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dr Ben Lerner
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From a National Book Award finalist, this ironic first novel captures the angst of the young American abroad.
Angle of Yaw, Paperback / softback (October 2006)» View all books by Dr Ben Lerner
"Library Journal" honored Lerner's debut volume as a "Book of the Year."
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Author Biography - Dr Ben Lerner
Ben Lerner is the author of three books of poetry and was named a finalist for the National Book Award for his second book, Angle of Yaw. He holds degrees from Brown Univeristy, co-founded No: a journal of the arts, and teaches at the University of Pittsburgh.
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