Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dead Man's Hill

I was thinking about growing up in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania the other day, and it reminded me that I recently published a story about it in Magnolia.


Monday, April 27, 2009

Check out this BMW Commercial

Moody jazz and Bridgeport. Considering I found out a couple days ago that Thelonius Monk lived here briefly, this video doesn't seem so strange.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Reading at the BPL

I gave a nice little reading and presentation at the Bridgeport Public Library on Saturday. Mary Witkowski has been so helpful to me and I am not pleased to hear that the Historical Collections have had their hours cut. I'm not sure the library understands the amazing resource they have - ten times as large and rich and strange as any other library historical collection I've ever seen.

Amy loves this first shot of me waiting for the presentation to begin.

These next two shots were taken by a former student and freelance photographer, Uriela. Check out some of her work here.

Here's me with my favorite prop, a genuine Frisbie pie plate. Snagged that on ebay a few months back...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Reading at the Barnum Museum

It was a dark and stormy night...

Seriously, I have rarely felt wind like that and certainly not in Bridgeport. Nevertheless, a large crowd showed up for my inaugural reading at the Barnum Museum.

Action photo of me pointing out one of Tom Thumb's hilarious outfits.

Answering questions...

And my "press conference" photo.

Finally, here is me signing books. I lifted this photo from Lori Golias' blog over at News 12. She has a nice report on the event.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Camels and Elephants

I'm featured at the Bridgeport News as of Friday.

“I took narratives of people and wove history into that,” Lehman said of his writing style. “I wanted to make it real.”

Did I really say that? It's amazing how fast interviews go by. You can also find a mention of my book at the Connecticut Post. However, the article at the Bridgeport News is likely to be my best for now.

I'm still waiting for the first 'review' of the book, though!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


so far, the light bends
just beyond sanctuary,
beyond the blue hope
of a wandering eye without
the window's patient guidance.

- Amy Nawrocki

First published in Modern English Tanka, Vol. 1, No. 1, Autumn 2006.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bridgeport Public Library

I'm up on the Bridgeport Public Library main page today. The head of Historical Collections, Mary Witkowski, was extremely helpful when writing Tales. She runs the Hidden History of Bridgeport blog, as well as a memoir writing class that I recently had the honor of guest-lecturing at.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bill Ectric's World

Bill Ectric, sci-fi author and all-around good guy, has a mention of me at his blog.

He also has this really cool collage that includes my photo from my UB homepage.

I'll have a review of his latest book up on Empty Mirror Books shortly, and will let you know.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Michaelangelo Re-publish

Travelmag has re-published (with a changed title (?)) my story about visiting Italy and making a pilgrimage to the sculptures of Michaelangelo. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I have a new 'scholarly' publication at Nexus: The International Henry Miller Journal. This is a fine journal with a noble purpose: to rescue the author Henry Miller from the dismissive, modernist critics of the 20th Century, the dismissive, puritanical folks who banned him, and even the welcoming, uncritical critics who embraced him.

RC, at the Cosmodemonic Telegraph Company, states about my essay in Volume 6:

"In Miller’s Colossus Of Maroussi, the Greek landscape is described with a grand and pronounced lyrical style, which seems uncharacteristic when one considers the city-centered novels that preceded it. In this essay, Lehman suggests that this change was influenced by Miller’s reading of Richard Jeffries’ The Story of My Heart, which viewed the English countryside for its social and spiritual symbolism, and not merely as geography. Through Story (which he read before writing Maroussi), Miller found a kindred spirit in Jeffries, whom he wrote about in his Books In My Life. Several key links are made between the two books, including the portrayal of natural landscape as having a transformative effect on human character and soul."

He also gives a good rundown of the contents of the journal.