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Biography of David Lehman

David Lehman

David Lehman (1948 - Present)

David Lehman was born in New York City in 1948. He graduated from Columbia College, attended Cambridge University as a Kellett Fellow, and received his doctorate from Columbia University. Lehman is the founding editor of The Best American Poetry series and is co-director of the Monday night poetry reading series at the KGB Bar in New York.

58 Poems written by David Lehman

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First LineComments
"He gave her class. She gave him sex."
"My propositions serve as elucidations in the following way: Comments and analysis of Wittgenstein's Ladder by David Lehman 1 Comment
(July 15)
700 francs will get you $109.91
for J.A., December 3, 1975
As I sit at my desk wishing
Can't swim; uses credit cards and pills to combat Comments and analysis of The Difference Between Pepsi And Coke by David Lehman 5 Comments
Christmas defeated Chanukah
Come on in and stay a while Comments and analysis of Ode To Modern Art by David Lehman 2 Comments
Did you know that Evian spelled backwards is naive?
Don't walk away, Renee, Comments and analysis of The Left Bank by David Lehman 1 Comment
Eighty-one degrees a record high for the day
for Aaron Fogel
for Jim Cummins
He woke up in New York City on Valentine's Day,
His first infidelity was a mistake, but not as big Comments and analysis of Twelfth Night by David Lehman 1 Comment
I could stare for hours
I like walking on streets as black and wet as this one Comments and analysis of Shake The Superflux! by David Lehman 7 Comments
I was about to be mugged by a man
I'm a very average person, Comments and analysis of April 21 by David Lehman 2 Comments
If Ezra Pound were alive today
If you could write down the words
In Rotterdam I'm
It's my birtday I've got an empty
It's the day of the ram
Ithaca, October 1993: Jorie went on a lingerie
Light rain is falling in Central Park Comments and analysis of February 23 by David Lehman 2 Comments
My bag was missing at the airport Comments and analysis of October 12 by David Lehman 1 Comment
My new Web site is dropdead.com
No two are identical though
Nothing extends a phone
Remember when Khrushchev said
Some people confuse inspiration with lightning Comments and analysis of January 1 by David Lehman 1 Comment
Some people find out they are Jews.
The bloom was off the economic recovery. Comments and analysis of Eleventh Hour by David Lehman 1 Comment
The fear of perjuring herself turned into a tacit
The happiest moment in a woman's life Comments and analysis of Sexism by David Lehman 247 Comments
The last Campbell's tomato soup can Comments and analysis of Examples (August 27) by David Lehman 2 Comments
The longer I stare the lovelier
The old war is over the new one has begun
The shrink says, "Everything depends
The sky is crumbling into millions of paper dots
The sky was a midnight blue
The woman said yes she would go to Australia with him
The wonderful thing
There comes a time in every man's life
There comes a time when the story turns into twenty
This bed thy center is, these walls, thy sphere, Comments and analysis of December 14 by David Lehman 1 Comment
We have a name for it
We have too much exhibitionism Comments and analysis of April 19 by David Lehman 14 Comments
We were smoking some of this knockout weed when
What can you say about the Mets
What I propose is not Comments and analysis of Maximism by David Lehman 1 Comment
What is it about the Abyss Comments and analysis of June 19 by David Lehman 6 Comments
When my father Comments and analysis of April 26 by David Lehman 6 Comments
When she says Margarita she means Daiquiri. Comments and analysis of When A Woman Loves A Man by David Lehman 12 Comments
Wisteria, hysteria is as obvious a rhyme

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