Explosion-Proof Review: Ben Lerner’s Leaving the Atocha Station

Early in Ben Lerner’s Leaving the Atocha Station, Adam Gordon, a young American poet on fellowship in Spain, is on a camping trip with a group of Spaniards. He is high, his Spanish is weak, and he is trying to follow a story one of the girls is telling. “[I]t was less like I failed … Continue reading