Another terrific review, this one by Grace Cavelieri, in this month's Washington Review of Books:
"Lehman is a combination of Mark Twain, Charlie Rose and John Le Carre with a little John Donne thrown in. Is he historian? Rabbi? Storyteller? Yes and more. I say, take the book on a cross country trip and you’ll find literary entrapment that keeps you from looking out the window . . . "
Some times you just don't know what's going on in your own back yard. Turns out that a talented New School graduate student has been recording Poetry Forums and uploading them to the school's web page. Who knew? Now we know. You can listen to David Lehman with Auden scholar Edward Mendleson and award winning poet Tina Chang:
Audiograph: Edward Mendelson Moderated by David Lehman Read our review of this program here.
Denise Duhamel, guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2013 makes it easy for you to catch up on the poets you should be reading now with her reading list for her course Advanced Women Poets: Books You May Only Be Hearing about Now. The good news, writes Duhamel, is that "there is room in this Advanced Women Poets seminar, no prerequisite required."
Ford Madox Ford had a novel idea for how to evaluate a book. It's put to use in this review of Jennifer Michael Hecht's important new book Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It.
We leave you with this: