Poet David Lehman to speak at Shippensburg University

LehmanPoet, writer and editor David Lehman will speak at Shippensburg University on Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Main chapel. His program “The Best American Poet(ry),” is free and open to the public. 

Lehman is the author of eight nonfiction books, including “Sinatra’s century: One hundred notes on the man and his world,” “The state of the art: a chronicle of American poetry, 1988-2014,” and “A fine romance: Jewish songwriters, American songs,” which won the Deems Traylor Award from ASCAP in 2010.

Lehman is the editor of “The Oxford Book of American Poetry” and “Great American Prose Poems.” He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  He teaches a graduate writing program at the New School in New York City and is a quizmaster on the “Next line, please,” poetry challenges sponsored by The American Scholar. 

The event is sponsored by the Office of Social Equity and the Commission on Human Understanding, the English Department, The Reflector and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, contact Dr. Nicole Santalucia at nmsantalucia@ship.edu.