For the Love of Endings (Stahlecker Selections) (Paperback)

By Ben Purkert

Four Way Books, 9781945588051, 74pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2018

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How does it feel to lose your planet, your lover, yourself? Ben Purkert’s debut collection, For the Love of Endings, tests what connects us to this earth and to each other. His brilliantly crafted poems examine “the gap / between the world & how / people paint it: dark, distant, there / for the taking.” He makes us look at our disintegrating world head on and see what we’ve done to it, and what it has done to us.

About the Author

BEN PURKERT teaches creative writing at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. His poems and essays have appeared in Agni, Boston Review, Guernica, Kenyon Review, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. He holds degrees from Harvard and NYU, where he was a New York Times Fellow. He lives in New York.