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Poet and Novelist Ben Lerner Reads at the Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series at Wilkes University March 14

Poet and novelist Ben Lerner will be the featured author when the Wilkes University English Department hosts the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series on March 14. The reading will take place at 7 p.m. in the Kirby Hall Salon, 202 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. The event is free and open to the public. Lerner will read from his work and discuss his creative process.

Ben Lerner

Lerner was born in Topeka, Kan. He received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim and MacArthur foundations, among other honors. Lerner is the author of three books of poetry—The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw and Mean Free Path—and two novels—Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04. He also has completed several collaborations with artists, including Blossom, with Thomas Demand. His most recent book is the monograph The Hatred of Poetry. Through his work, Lerner strives to explore the relevance of art and the artist to modern culture.

Lerner holds a bachelor’s degree. in political science and a master of fine arts in creative writing from Brown University. He is Distinguished Professor of English at Brooklyn College.