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The Daily Mirror

↠ The Daily Mirror ✓ David Lehman - The Daily Mirror, The Daily Mirror Following in the footsteps of such poets as Emily Dickinson William Stafford and Frank O Hara David Lehman began writing a poem a day in and found the experience so rewarding that he continued

  • Title: The Daily Mirror
  • Author: David Lehman
  • ISBN: 9780684864938
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback

↠ The Daily Mirror ✓ David Lehman, The Daily Mirror, David Lehman, The Daily Mirror Following in the footsteps of such poets as Emily Dickinson William Stafford and Frank O Hara David Lehman began writing a poem a day in and found the experience so rewarding that he continued for the next two years During that time some of these poems appeared in various journals and on Web sites including The Poetry Daily site which ran thirty of Lehman s poeFollowing ↠ The Daily Mirror ✓ David Lehman - The Daily Mirror, The Daily Mirror Following in the footsteps of such poets as Emily Dickinson William Stafford and Frank O Hara David Lehman began writing a poem a day in and found the experience so rewarding that he continued

  • ↠ The Daily Mirror ✓ David Lehman
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The Daily Mirror

About "David Lehman"

  1. David Lehman

    David Lehman is a poet and the series editor for The Best American Poetry series He teaches at The New School in New York City.

648 Comments

  1. An antiphony resulting from the conflict between high culture and popular art provides not only the subject matter but also the raison d tre of David Lehman s highly entertaining and generously, wittily eclectic new collection Lehman set himself a creative exercise write a poem every day chronicling life in New York City, where, he says, every street corner seems to promise an adventure THE DAILY MIRROR results from the best of Lehman s efforts, which seem the love children of Emily Dickinson an [...]


  2. This book had so many glowing blurbs on the back Billy Collins, Mark Strand, Carolyn Kizer, and that I should have known I d be disappointed by it Though there are sweet and smart poems here, it reads exactly as you d expect a collection of 365 365 or Poem a Day poems would mostly written in haste, lots of dream imagery or stream of consciousness talking thinking sort of writing, not a lot worth re reading or that are particularly memorable I guess when you can drop famous names of poet friends [...]


  3. For me, this collection was uneven at times incomprehensible in the way that Proper Nouns Describing People Only The Author Knows are incomprehensible, at times because I found myself generally unmoved by the diction and meter and motion of the prose But there were gems Even two years later, I remember the poem January 1 and quote it often Some people confuse inspiration with lightning not me I know it comes from the lungs and air and I can t cut this short because it might be poetry s most eleg [...]


  4. Easily 5 stars for me In the hands of a lesser poet, the poem a day challenge would create a bunch of pointless poems about the poem a day challenge These poems are full of life and definitely worth the read I ll be keeping it on my shelf to re read some time in the future.


  5. I was pretty much completely unimpressed There was one line in one poem that I really liked and a few lines in other poems that I mildly liked But overall, eh I give this guy mad props for writing one poem per day but I think I m personally just not a fan of his style of poem ry.


  6. I learned that while Lehman is capable of great lines and phrases and occasionally a poem that made me stop and think, this book still seemed like an exercise than an accomplishment and I long for some poems that have form than his.


  7. I studied with David Lehman, who is a terrifically funny and smart poet These short poems, written one a day for a year, are accessible and skillfully crafted.







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