Ben Lerner is the author of three books of poetry: The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path, all published by Copper Canyon Press. His novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, was recently published by Coffee House Press. He has been a National Book Award Finalist in poetry, a Fulbright and Howard Foundation Fellow, and in 2011 became the first American to win Germany's Preis der Stadt Münster für internationale Poesie.