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David Lehman is the author of five collections of poems, including "The Evening Sun" (Scribner, 2002) and "The Daily Mirror: A Journal in Poetry" (Scriber, 2000). His books of criticism include "The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets" (Doubleday, 1998), which was named a "Book to Remember 1999" by the New York Public Library; and "Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man" (1991). He edited "Ecstatic Occasions, Expedient Forms: 65 Leading Contemporary Poets Select and Comment on Their Poems" (University of Michigan, 1996), and he is series editor of "The Best American Poetry" (Scribner), which he initiated in 1988. He teaches at Bennington College and the New School for Social Research and divides his time between Ithaca, New York and New York City.