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Poetry Readings

"Wild Nights! The Poetry of Eros" October 3, 2008, at One PM

On Friday October 3, at 1 PM, David Lehman will present "Wild Nights: The Poetry of Eros" at the New School's Lang Auditorium (55 West 13 Street, 2nd Floor). He will talk about a range of poems on erotic themes, principally by American poets from Whitman and Dickinson to the present.

He will read and comment on "August in West Hollywood" by Deborah Landau as well as poems by Tennessee Williams, Hart Crane, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Moira Egan, Charles Bukowski, Kenneth Koch, A. R. Ammons, Donald Hall, Jane Kenyon, Jill Alexander Essbaum, and Laura Cronk.

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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

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