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Posts Tagged ‘Robert Lowell’

David Lehman: ‘Enjoy being a poet. Take pleasure in the act of writing.’

LehmanHappy National Poetry Month! All throughout April, we will interview poets about working in this digital age. Recently, we spoke with author David Lehman.

Lehman (pictured, via) has published several volumes of poetry including his most recent book, New and Selected Poems. He initiated The Best American Poetry series in 1988 and has continued to serve as the series editor. Check out the highlights from our interview below…

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Katherine A. Powers ‘A Reading Life’ Column Discontinued at Boston Globe

The Boston Globe has ended Katherine A. Powers‘ “A Reading Life” column. Powers will continue to write for The Washington Post and Barnes & Noble Review.

In a telephone interview, the literary critic explained: “I had a couple of unfortunate conversations with my editor, she said my last one would be March 6th. I could have written a farewell, but I just felt sick, I said ‘Let’s skip it.’” Powers can be contacted at this email address.

Powers also spoke about the future, completing a 10-year-old project: “I’m finishing a book about my father’s correspondence [the late novelist J.F. Powers]—they are comic masterpieces and I’ve shaped them into the final novel he never wrote. He wanted to write a family life novel. There are letters to people like Katherine Ann Porter and Robert Lowell, and it is really funny in a bleak way.”