An American fiction author, essayist, and poet, he’s most widely known for his work, Angle of Yaw, that was a 2006 finalist for the Country wide Publication Award. His debut book, Departing the Atocha Train station, was nominated for any Los Angeles Occasions first book honor. He attended Dark brown University or college, generating a bachelor’s level in politics theory and a master’s of good arts level in poetry. Early in his profession, he received the Hayden Carruth reward for The Lichtenberg Numbers, a publication of sonnets. He trained at Brooklyn University after departing the faculty from the University or college of Pittsburgh. He grew up in Topeka, Kansas. His mom, Harriet Lerner, was a popular psychologist. He called his novel, Departing the Atocha Train station, after a John Ashbery poem.