New Letters
On The Air

David Lehman

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 19990519

Founder and editor of The Best American Poetry series, David Lehman talks about his editorial work and how it contrasts and competes with his own writing of poetry.  He reads from his 1996 collection, Valentine Place, and talks a bit about his controversial book, The Last Avant-Garde.

| Subject Matter: Editing, New York, Culture | Interview Year: 1999 | Genre: Poetry |

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New Letters on the Air Archive Audio on The Paris Review Podcast

The Paris Review’s podcast for Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, will feature John Ashbery reading his poem “Soonest Mended,” from a 1986 New Letters on the Air program. More information and links to The Paris Review Podcast here.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.