Ben Purkert

Ben Purkert is the author of For the Love of Endings. His work appears or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. An editor at Guernica, he teaches at Rutgers. @BenPurkert
Graphic of basketball players Julius Randle and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Game Is Life

Basketball, poetry, and the NBA playoffs
Kaveh Akbar,
Vivian Lee,
Ben Purkert,
Nabila Lovelace
May 27, 2021
Image of COVID-19 virus. Graphic by Bianca Ibarlucea.

Why Does Every Ad on TV Sound Exactly the Same?

How “In these uncertain times” became ad agencies’ favorite slogan
Ben Purkert
June 9, 2020