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David Lehman

David Lehman‘s most recent books are New and Selected Poems (Scribner, 2013) and A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs (Schocken), which won the ASCAP’s Deems Taylor Award in 2010. He launched The Best American Poetry in 1988 and continues as the annual anthology’s general editor.

July/Aug 2019

What Kafka Meant

By David Lehman

When Kafka was asked what he had in common with Jews he stretched out his arms beseechingly and said he had nothing in common with himself please keep that in […]

July/Aug 2019

Correspondences

By David Lehman

The speaker with his hand held to his mouth like a shield corresponded to the expensive shrink with his hearing aid turned off who was like the surgeon enjoying a […]