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Susan Howe (The Quarry) and Ben Lerner (Mean Free Path)

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An evening of readings by two poets, also highly regarded for their prose. “No other poet now writing has Susan Howe’s power to bring together narrative and lyric, scholarship and historical speculation, found text and pure invention,” wrote Marjorie Perloff. Howe’s new essay collection is “The Quarry.: Ben Lerner has written three books of poetry, most recently “Mean Free Path” and two novels, “Leaving Atocha Station” and “10:04.” “A writer of true originality,” wrote Jeffrey Eugenides. “He is a courageous, immensely intelligent artist who panders to no one and yet is a delight to read.”