Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Lichtenberg Figures by Dr Ben Lerner

"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."

Buy The Lichtenberg Figures by Dr Ben Lerner from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781556592119
ISBN-10: 1556592116
Format: 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

Book Reviews - The Lichtenberg Figures by Dr Ben Lerner

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Lichtenberg Figures book by Dr Ben Lerner and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

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.

Books By Dr Ben Lerner

Zero to a Million in One Year by Dr Ben Lerner
Paperback / softback, March 2017
10:04: A Novel by Dr Ben Lerner
Paperback / softback, October 2015
Leaving the Atocha Station by Dr Ben Lerner
Paperback / softback, August 2011
Body by God by Dr Ben Lerner
Paperback / softback, June 2007