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David Lehman is the author of many collections of poems, including New and Selected Poems (Scribner, 2013), Yeshiva Boys (Scriber, 2011), When a Woman Loves a Man (Scribner, 2005), Jim and Dave Defeat the Masked Man (with James Cummins, Soft Skull Press, 2005), and The Evening Sun (2002). Among his books of non-fiction are A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs (Shocken Books, 2009) and The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets (Doubleday, 1998), which was named a "Book to Remember 1999" by the New York Public Library. His newest work, Sinatra's Century: One Hundred Notes on the Man and His World, will be published on Oct. 27, 2015. He edited The Oxford Book of American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2006), and is the series editor of The Best American Poetry. He is on the core faculty of the graduate writing program at the New School. He lives in New York City and Ithaca, NY.
Deborah Landau is the author The Last Usable Hour, a Lannan Literary Selection published by Copper Canyon Press, and Orchidelirium, which won the Anhinga Prize for Poetry. A third collection of poems, The Uses of the Body, is newly out from Copper Canyon. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, Poetry, The New Yorker, The Best American Erotic Poems, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at New York University.