Leaving the Atocha Station Ben Lerner's debut novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, is the story of Adam Gordon, a brilliant, if highly unreliable, young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid. Ben Lerner spoke with Midmorning producer Alexandra DiPalma about poetry, fiction, and what it means to have a profound experience of art.9:45 a.m.
Ben Lerner: author of three books of poetry and finalist for the National Book Award. He teaches writing at Brooklyn College. "Leaving the Atocha Station" is his first novel.
Father Greg Boyle and the Homeboy Industries As a Jesuit priest in a gang-ridden neighborhood in Los Angeles, Father Gregory Boyle has seen the connection between dim employment prospects and the lure of gang life. The jobs program he created offers youth a different path. He joins Kerri in studio.10:06 a.m.
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