The Poetry Project

Remembering Lewis Warsh

Maggie Dubris

Lewis Warsh was my first poetry workshop leader when I got to New York in the late 1970s. It was such a wonderful experience; he was low-key, but very talented and opened up a whole world of poets that became a huge part of my life. He got us all to put out a workshop magazine, 8:30, that was a revelation—I had no idea you could just PUT OUT a magazine! I still treasure the photo I took for the cover; a young Bill Kushner is there, along with Pat Jones and myself. Lewis was a giving and inspirational presence in the world, and I’ll miss him.

In Memoriam: Lewis Warsh (1944–2020)