Click image to order
Never miss a post
Your email address:*
Please enter all required fields
Correct invalid entries


« Save the Date: A Poetry Reading in Response to Antisemitism [by Stacey Harwood-Lehman] | Main | “to paint like picasso before 1904” by Grace Yee [Introduced by Thomas Moody] »

February 07, 2024


The great poem, "Antilamentation," by the remarkable Dorianne Laux.

If a friend of a friend is a friend, then I'm friends with Dorianne, though I've never met her. Our connection would be Steve Kowit, a wonderful man and Dorianne's former mentor. Through him I learned Dorianne's story (I'd already discovered her poems) and like her poems, it's remarkable. Now Steve is gone, and I feel lesser for it; but I can still read his and Dorianne's poems; and for that I'm grateful.

Love her work; thanks, Denise.

"Spirit Level" is a take-one's-breath-away poem, and I can't wait to real all of Dorianne's new book, Life on Earth, which just arrived on my doorstep this week. Thank you, Denise, for highlighting this wonderful new book of poetry!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

click image to order your copy
That Ship Has Sailed
Click image to order
BAP ad
"Lively and affectionate" Publishers Weekly


I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


  • StatCounter