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David Lehman

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 19990519

Founder and editor of The Best American Poetry series, David Lehman talks about his editorial work and how it contrasts and competes with his own writing of poetry.  He reads from his 1996 collection, Valentine Place, and talks a bit about his controversial book, The Last Avant-Garde.

| Subject Matter: Editing, New York, Culture | Interview Year: 1999 | Genre: Poetry |

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