An Alternative to Speech(amazon)
David Lehman (View Bio)
Hardcover: Princeton University Press, 1986.
Visit the book's website at www.amazon.com/Alternative-Speech-Princeton-Series-Contemporary/dp/0691066841.
"AN ALTERNATIVE TO SPEECH is elegant, exuberant, witty, lyrical and technically sophisticated. . . Mr. Lehman has a light touch and an apparently effortless virtuosity -- the most exigent forms hold no terrors for him – but he is much more than a maker of verbal fireworks. Though these poems are immediately enjoyable and blessedly free of morbid self-preoccupation, there is nothing trivial about them. They are often disturbed and uneasy. . . . Reading Ms. Lehman, we all become 'experienced dreamers' and are made aware of the pathos that underlies even our blithest moments." — John Ash, New York Times Book Review