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David B. Lentz

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Born in Woburn, Massachusetts, David B. Lentz is an alumnus of Bates College as well as the Yale and Wesleyan Writers' Conferences. He is a member of the Center for Fiction in New York, the Royal Society of Literature in London, the Poetry Society of America, the Academy of American Poets, and the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. He has published seven novels: "The Fine Art of Grace", "For the Beauty of the Earth", "AmericA, Inc.", "Bloomsday", "Bourbon Street", "The Day Trader" and "The Silver King." He has written two stage plays, "Bloomsday: A Tragicomedy" and "AmericA, Inc." Lentz published three volumes of poetry in "Old Greenwich Odes", "Sonnets from New England: Love Songs" and "Sonnets on the Common Man" in the latter ...more

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Bloomsday: The Bostoniad

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THE FINE ART OF GRACE: A NOVEL -- Chapter 1 by David B. Lentz

New York City is where specks of dust aspire randomly with all their cunning to become grains of sand.

On this hot morning before the summer solstice I ride the A Train heading downtown.

The daunting and teeming map of the New York City Subway System is posted to confront me and do you know what I perceive with such clarity?

In the colored lines of the routes crisscrossing this map the veins and arte Read more of this blog post »
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“New York City is where specks of dust aspire randomly with all their cunning to become grains of sand.”
David B. Lentz, The Fine Art of Grace

“After vindictive winter, apple blossoms seem all the more heaven-sent.
Among flashing forsythia and budding rose, dogwood and daffodil,
The allure of magnolia, azalea and wisteria to lovers’ dreams are lent.
Resolve is recompense as seedtime’s blush dispenses with the chill,
How sweet-scented is New England now as winter tempests are through.
My darling girl, the divinest bloom in cherry blossom time just happens to be you.”
David B. Lentz, Sonnets from New England: Love Songs

“God made women too beautiful and their memories too long.”
David B. Lentz, Bloomsday: A Tragicomedy

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message 4: by David (last edited Aug 29, 2017 08:27AM)

David Lentz Majenta wrote: "Hello, David! Thank you for contacting me! I hope you are well and having a great Summer 2017. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes fr..."


Dear Majenta,
Thank you for your abundant good faith.
It is a rare and precious commodity.
Please stay in touch.
Cordially,
David


Majenta Hello, David! Thank you for contacting me! I hope you are well and having a great Summer 2017. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


message 2: by David (last edited Mar 10, 2014 12:58PM)

David Lentz Thoughtful note from US Senator, Chris Murphy, from Connecticut after spending a day-off with a homeless man in New Haven and reading "Being and Homelessness" by John H. Sibley of Chicago. John and I collaborated on this book together. Here's the letter from Chris Murphy: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wordsw...


message 1: by David (last edited Nov 04, 2011 07:15AM)

David Lentz Dear Goodfriends,
Our "Goodreads Top 100 Stage Plays of All Time List" is now posted on Listopia for your voting:
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Thanks very much to the many Goodreaders who recommended stage plays for this wonderful list.
Please vote for your favorite stage plays and playwrights.


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