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"What a gorgeous and ambitious poem this is—an elegy, a calendar, an enactment of beauty, a tribute to singers and musicians and those who love them, a musical compilation, a meditation on friendship and art, an evocation of hopefulness and the possibility of enhanced life, a summoning . . ."
—Lee Upton
Paperback, 72 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by University of Pittsburgh Press
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Ace Boggess
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one sitting, interrupted only by a brief smoke break, and probably will read it again today. I enjoyed it that much. While Playlist purports to be be "a poem," each segment a meditation on the music of a day, I found it more a collection and, most importantly, a return to form for poet David Lehman, recapturing the magic of the daily poems from his books The Daily Mirror and The Evening Sun. These pieces thrum and muse. They dance. They mourn. The poems (or segments) are ...more
Anne, Unfinished Woman
Interesting approach to writing poetry in remembrance of A. R. Ammons (Archie), each day listening to various pieces of music...jazz, old favorites, classical...
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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.
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