New and Selected Poems
By David Lehman
(Scribner, Paperback, 9781476731872, 288pp.)
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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A major collection of poems from one of our most accomplished poets, the prominent man of letters behind The Best American Poetry
David Lehman, who founded The Best American Poetry series in 1988, is the editor of The Oxford Book of American Poetry and the author of seven books of poetry, including When a Woman Loves a Man. He teaches in the graduate writing program at the New School and lives in New York City and in Ithaca, New York.
“Very few writers can actually shape how you see the world. David Lehman is such a writer.”
-Robert Olen Butler
“Inventive and often winningly sincere…Lehman is candid as well as ironic—sometimes, both at once. He generates a maniacal, irreverent, fast-thinking range of references to movies, poems, history.”
“Lehman uses many conveyances—including the prose poem, the sestina, and curt rhymes—to travel across the writing life of a poet whose instinctive romanticism is always bracing and tough-minded, brimming with a rare generosity.”