The “Bard of Boerum Hill” will soon be the “Poet of Pomona,” as Brooklyn’s own Jonathan Lethem is picking up stakes and headed to California to take over David Foster Wallace’s position as the Roy Edward Disney Professor of Creative Writing at Pomona College. And yes, these are all true things.
Jonathan Safran Foer is expected to inherit most of Lethem’s “I’m a Brooklyn writer named Jonathan” t-shirts, much to the chagrin of Jonathan Ames. Also, me, whose full name is Jonathan (“Hi, I’m a writer. I live in Brooklyn!”)