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Poetry Forum: David Lehman

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Klein Conference Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

David Lehman’s New and Selected Poems appeared in November 2013 from Scribner. His other books of poetry include Yeshiva Boys (2008), When a Woman Loves a Man (2005), The Evening Sun (2002), and The Daily Mirror (2000), from Scribner, Operation Memory (1990) and An Alternative to Speech (1986) from Princeton.

Lehman has edited The Oxford Book of American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2006), Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present (Scribner, 2003), among other collections. He has written six nonfiction books, including A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs (2009, Nextbook / Schocken), which won the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets (Doubleday) and Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man (Simon and Schuster).

He initiated The Best American Poetry series in 1988 and continues as the acclaimed anthology’s general editor. With Star Black, Lehman originated the famed KGB Bar Monday night poetry series. He succeeded Donald Hall as general editor of the University of Michigan Press's Poets on Poetry Series and served in that capacity for twelve years. His poetry and prose have appeared in journals ranging from The New Yorker, The New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal to American Heritage, The American Scholar, Harper's, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, and Art in America. He has taught in the graduate writing program of The New School since the program's inception in 1996 and has served as poetry coordinator since 2003.

Moderated by Laura Cronk, associate director, School of Writing.

Sponsored by the School of Writing.

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