Thought Pieces Ep. 5 Ben Lerner reads 'The Rose' + 'The Voice'

In Ep.5 of 'Thought Pieces' Ben Lerner reads his expansive prose poems from his new book ‘Gold Custody,’ which take us on a perambulatory journey through time, personal mythologies and the unraveling of the mysterious languages we inherit.

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About 'Gold Custody' by Barbara Bloom and Ben Lerner

What happens to an image or a phrase when it is reencountered, recontextualized, recombined — when a particular frame of reference is established or collapses? This collaborative book pursues these questions through artworks by Barbara Bloom and prose poems by Ben Lerner (10:04, The Topeka School), which veer between the promises of abstraction and languages of extreme privacy, as well as false fathers, lice, stone fruit, Casper Rappaport, color words, alephs, forever stamps, and Goethe’s corridor.

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