David Lehman

is a poet, writer and editor born in New York City in 1948. His latest book of poems is When a Woman Loves a Man (2005). Among his nonfiction books are The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets (1999) and The Perfect Murder (2000).


While reading different internet articles about American poetry, Milan Dezinsky chanced on a midnight blogger who could not withstand a certain professor Lehman from New York. David Lehman is a poet, but he especially arouses disputes as the editor of the most famous anthology of American poetry which bears a somewhat controversial title: The Best American Poetry. Dezinsky asked him for an interview.

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