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David Lehman (born 1948) is the series editor for The Best American Poetry book series and a poet. 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... A poet exists within a cultural and intellectual tradition and usually writes in a specific language, but the qualities of good poetry are to some extent timeless and address issues common to all humanity. ...

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Life

"Lehman was born in New York City in 1948. He graduated from Columbia College and attended Cambridge University in England as a Kellett Fellow. In January 1996, David Lehman began writing a poem nearly every day. During his longest streak, Mr. Lehman wrote a poem on 140 consecutive days" (http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/40). Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Columbia College is the name of several institutions of higher education. ... The University of Cambridge (often called Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages English (de facto) Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st...


Career

"Lehman has written six collections of poems: When a Woman Loves a Man (2005), The Evening Sun (Scribner, 2002), The Daily Mirror: A Journal in Poetry (2000), Valentine Place (1996), Operation Memory (1990), and An Alternative to Speech (1986). In addition, he collaborated with James Cummins to produce a book of sestinas entitled Jim and Dave Defeat the Masked Man (2005). His books of criticism include The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets (Doubleday, 1998), which was named a "Book to Remember 1999" by the New York Public Library; The Big Question (1995); The Line Forms Here (1992); and Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man (1991). His study of detective novels, The Perfect Murder (1989), was nominated for an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. New York Public Library, central block, built 1897–1911, Carrère and Hastings, architects (June 2003) The New York Public Library (NYPL), one of three public library systems serving New York City, is one of the leading libraries in the United States. ... The Mystery Writers of America are an organization for mystery writers. ...


He is series editor of The Best American Poetry (Scribner), which he initiated in 1988, and is general editor of the University of Michigan Press's Poets on Poetry Series. His honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award. He is on the core faculty of the graduate writing programs at Bennington College and the New School for Social Research and teaches a freshman honors class at New York University and divides his time between Ithaca, New York, and New York City" (again, http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/40). This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation funds the Guggenheim Museums. ... The National Endowment for the Arts is a United States federally funded program that offers support and funding for projects that exhibit artistic excellence. ... American Academy of Arts and Letters is an organization whose goal is to foster, assist, and sustain an interest in American literature, music, and art. ... Bennington College Bennington College is a liberal arts college located in Bennington, Vermont. ... It has been suggested that Ithaca Commons be merged into this article or section. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ...


Bibliography

  • Jim and Dave Defeat the Masked Man (Soft Skull Press, 2005) with James Cummins
  • When a Woman Loves a Man (Scribner, 2005)
  • The Evening Sun (Scribner, 2002)
  • The Daily Mirror: A Journal in Poetry (2000)
  • Valentine Place (1996)
  • Operation Memory (1990)
  • An Alternative to Speech (1986)

External links

  • Essay on Lehman‚Äôs August 15
  • Lehman's Academy of American Poets page

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