David Lehman, Poet

David Lehman, Series Editor© Jason Stern 2000

David Lehman was born in New York City. Educated at Stuyvesant High School and Columbia University, he spent two years as a Kellett Fellow at Clare College, Cambridge, and worked as Lionel Trilling’s research assistant upon his return from England. His recent and forthcoming publications include Playlist (Pittsburgh, 2019), One Hundred Autobiographies: A Memoir (Cornell University Press, 2019), and Poems in the Manner Of (Scribner, 2017). He is the editor of The Oxford Book of American Poetry (2006) and Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present (Scribner, 2003). A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs (Schocken) won the Deems Taylor Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 2010. He has also written books about murder mysteries, the case of Paul de Man, the New York School of poets, and Frank Sinatra. A contributing editor of The American Scholar, he edits the journal’s weekly online feature “Next Line, Please.” Lehman lives in New York City and in Ithaca, New York.

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