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David Lehman

David Lehman

·3.72·6,413 Ratings
“ Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. ” ― Walt Whitman
Authors' Books
  • Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present

    2003·
    ·4.08·304 Ratings
    A prose poem is a poem written in prose rather than verse. But what does that really mean? Is it an indefinable hybrid? An anomaly in the history of poetry? Are the very words "prose poem" an oxymoron? This groundbreaking anthology edited by celebrated po
  • Shakespeare

    2005·
    ·3.91·96 Ratings
    This legendary book by an esteemed poet and beloved professor at Columbia University features a series of smart, witty, deeply perceptive essays about each of Shakespeare's plays, together with a further discussion of the poems. Writing with an incomparab
  • The Best American Poetry 2000

    2000·
    ·3.68·107 Ratings
    A mid an "explosion in the interest of poetry nationwide" (The New York Times), The Best American Poetry 2000 delivers one of the finest volumes yet in this renowned series. Guest editor Rita Dove, a distinguished figure in the poetry world and the second
  • The Best American Poetry 2006

    2006·
    ·3.66·247 Ratings
    Billy Collins, one of our most beloved poets, has chosen poems of wit, humor, imagination, and surprise, in a range of styles and forms, for The Best American Poetry 2006. The result is a celebration of the pleasures of poetry. In his charming and candid
  • The Best American Poetry 2003 (Best American Poetry)

    2003·
    ·3.72·131 Ratings
    "Poetry encourages us to have dialogue through the observed, the felt, and the imaginary," writes editor Yusef Komunyakaa in his thought-provoking introduction to The Best American Poetry 2003. As a black child of the American South and a decorated vetera
  • The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets

    1999·
    ·4.01·199 Ratings
    A landmark work of cultural history that tells the story of how four young poets, John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, and Kenneth Koch, reinvented literature and turned New York into the art capital of the world.Greenwich Village, New York, circa
  • The Best American Poetry 2007

    2007·
    ·3.4·254 Ratings
    Celebrated poet McHugh and renowned editor Lehman present the 20th edition of the popular and comprehensive Best American Poetry series.
  • The Best American Poetry 2001

    2001·
    ·3.59·115 Ratings
    "The Best American Poetry" series returns with a volume that is sure to dazzle seasoned fans and newcomers alike. Guest editor Robert Hass, a former Poet Laureate and a central figure in the poetry world, brings his passionate intelligence to "The Best Am
  • The Oxford Book of American Poetry

    2006·
    ·4.23·245 Ratings
    Here is the eagerly awaited new edition of The Oxford Book of American Poetry brought completely up to date and dramatically expanded by poet David Lehman. It is a rich, capacious volume, featuring the work of more than 200 poets-almost three times as man
  • The Best American Poetry 2005

    2005·
    ·3.71·126 Ratings
    This eagerly awaited volume in the celebrated Best American Poetry series reflects the latest developments and represents the state of the art today. Paul Muldoon, the distinguished poet and international literary eminence, has selected -- from a pool of
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