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Eleanor Lerman is a writer who lives in New York. Her first book of poetry, Armed Love (Wesleyan University Press, 1973), published when she was twenty-one, was nominated for a National Book Award. She has since published four other award-winning collections of poetry—Come the Sweet By and By (University of Massachusetts Press, 1975); The Mystery of Meteors (Sarabande Books, 2001); Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds (Sarabande Books, 2005); and The Sensual World Re-Emerges (Sarabande Books, 2010), along with The Blonde on the Train (Mayapple Press, 2009) a collection of short stories. She was awarded the 2006 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and The Nation magazine for the year's most outstanding book of poetry for Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds and received a 2007 Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has also received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Puffin Foundation. In 2011 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her first novel, Janet Planet, was released by Mayapple Press in September 2011. She can be contacted by e-mail at elerman1@optonline.net
Poet Eleanor Lerman discusses the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the short movie she and her brother, Phil, author and independen...