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Eleanor Lerman

Eleanor Lerman is the author of Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds, for which she won The Nation‘s 2006 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.


  • December 7, 2006

    The Anthropic Principle

    Two red drinks--pure alcohol, with a maraschino cherry--in
    the bar next door, deep in the afternoon. While I hide in my

    Eleanor Lerman

  • December 7, 2006

    The Mayans

    The scowl is caught in jadeite.
    The flattened face on a green bead
    displayed in the orchestral light of the museum
    also boards the train on Steinway Street.

    Eleanor Lerman

  • December 7, 2006

    The Bondage Club

    In the morning we put on our sharp blue suits and
    go to hear the delegates speak through broken teeth.
    These are the women whose names the press must be

    Eleanor Lerman

  • December 7, 2006

    That Sure Is My Little Dog

    Yes, indeed, that is my house that I am carrying around
    on my back like a bullet-proof shell and yes, that sure is
    my little dog walking a hard road in hard boots. And

    Eleanor Lerman