Ben Lerner, author of the novel Leaving the Atocha Station, as well as three books of poetry: The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path, will be coming to Seton Hall University on Thursday, Feb. 16, to speak at their Spring Poetry-in-the-Round Series. The event is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. in the faculty lounge of the University Center.
Lerner has been a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry, a Fulbright Scholar in Spain, and a Howard Foundation Fellow. In 2011 he became the first American to win the Preis der Stadt Münster für Internationale Poesie for the German translation of The Lichtenberg Figures. He teaches in the writing program at Brooklyn College.
Seton Hall's Poetry-in-the-Round invites the world's most compelling and celebrated writers to Seton Hall University each year to read and discuss their works with students and community members.
Among the many poets, novelists and critics who have come to Seton Hall are Azar Nafisi, Billy Collins, Thomas Lynch, Amy Tan, George Plimpton, Harold Bloom, Adrienne Rich, Jonathan Frazen, Frank McCourt, John Updike, Arthur Miller, Ted Hughes, Jorie Graham, Nadine Gordimer, Derek Walcott and John Ashbery.