Autumn 2000


David Lehman



As Roy Scheider put it
in All That Jazz "every-
one's a critic" true but
I'd rather concentrate on you
or the dancers married to Roy
in the movie what legs
what acrobatics I guess Ann
Reinking takes the cake (a
Schwartzwalde Kirschtorte
at Cafe Geiger) but I even
like the one who goes to bed
with him and cries because
she can't do anything right
in rehearsal gosh Bob Fosse
what a wonderful ego trip
of a movie you made
about your own death bravo

David Lehman has been writing a poem a day as an experiment. "THE DAILY MIRROR: A JOURNAL IN POETRY, consisting of a selection of 150 of the best of his daily poems, was published by Scribner in January 2000. The poems in this issue were written since the completion of "The Daily Mirror." He is the series editor of "The Best American Poetry," which he initiated in 1988. His most recent prose book is "The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets," now in paperback (Anchor).






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