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David Lehman

Poem in the Manner of “Poem” by Frank O’Hara

—for Stephen Paul Miller, who wrote “Hillary Clinton has collapsed!”

It is 12:25 in New York a Monday… 199 more words


The Best American Poetry 2017

David Lehman, Series Editor

Natasha Trethewey, Guest Editor

Simon & Schuster, Sep 5, 2017

ebook, 256 pages

Genre(s) Poetry, Anthology

Source Author’s Rep (NetGalley)

Other books in this series: This series began in 1988 and has published an anthology every year since. 680 more words

Book Review

"be frank (if you can't be frank, be john and kenneth)."

From “The Last Avant-Garde” by David Lehman:

O’Hara’s ironically self-deprecating tone was much imitated. “I am the least difficult of men. All I want is boundless love,” he wrote. 277 more words


Poems in the Manner Of… by David Lehman (2017)

Poems in the Manner Of…
by David Lehman
Scribner, 2017

Intentionally adopting another author’s voice can be a dangerous exercise; falling into the trap of derivativeness is nearly unavoidable. 219 more words


Frank O'Hara and Bunny: A Tribute to V. R. Lang in new issue of "SpoKe"

The new issue of the Boston-based journal SpoKe has just appeared and it features “A Tribute to V. R. Lang,” an excellent special feature devoted to the writer Violet Lang, known simply as “Bunny” to fans of Frank O’Hara — a.k.a., the one who appears at that crucial moment in one of O’Hara’s most famous poems, “ 598 more words

Frank O'Hara