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August Kleinzahler

August Kleinzahler
Laura Wilson

August Kleinzahler published his first book of poetry, A Calendar of Airs, in 1978. Since then, he has published seven others. In 2003, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published The Strange Hours Travelers Keep, which won the 2004 Griffin International Poetry Prize. His most recent collection of poetry, Sleeping It Off in Rapid City, won the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of two books of prose, Cutty, One Rock: Low Characters and Strange Places, Gently Explained (FSG, 2004) and Music: I-LXXIV (Pressed Wafer, 2009), and the winner of the 2008 Lannan Literary Award for Poetry. A native of Fort Lee, New Jersey, Kleinzahler currently lives in San Francisco.

August Kleinzahler

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Sallies, Romps, Portraits, and Send-Offs
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Sallies, Romps, Portraits, and Send-Offs

August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Sixteen years’ worth of incisive essays by the great poet and memoirist

“Witty, gritty poet and memoirist Kleinzahler” (Publishers Weekly) has gathered the best of sixteen...

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Before Dawn on Bluff Road / Hollyhocks in the Fog
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Before Dawn on Bluff Road / Hollyhocks in the Fog

August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A collection of August Kleinzahler’s best poems, divided—like his life—between New Jersey and San Francisco

When August Kleinzahler won the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize for his collection...

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The Hotel Oneira
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The Hotel Oneira

August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A thrilling new collection from one of the most original poets of his generation"His work is a modernist swirl of sex, surrealism, urban life, and melancholy with...

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Sleeping It Off in Rapid City
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Sleeping It Off in Rapid City

August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The first broad retrospective of August Kleinzahler's career, Sleeping It Ofƒ in Rapid City gathers poems from his major works along with a rich portion of new poems that visit different...

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Selected Poems
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Selected Poems

Thom Gunn; Edited by August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Thom Gunn was an Elizabethan poet in modern guise, though there's nothing archaic, quaint, or sepia-toned about his poetry. His method was dispassionate and rigorous, uniquely well suited for making...

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The Man with Night Sweats
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The Man with Night Sweats

FSG Classics

Thom Gunn; Introduction by August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Man with Night Sweats is a haunting depiction of a world ravaged by illness that is part elegy for those who have been lost and part evocation of the changes that await those who survive....

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Cutty, One Rock
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Cutty, One Rock

August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Cutty, One Rock takes the reader on a wild journey by airplane, bus, ferry, and foot from childhood to early manhood in the company of a New Jersey family in equal measures cultivated and...

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The Strange Hours Travelers Keep
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The Strange Hours Travelers Keep

August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

August Kleinzahler's new poems stretch and go places he has never gone before: They have his signature high color and rhythmic jump, but they take on a breadth of voice and achieve registers that...

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Live from the Hong Kong Nile Club
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Live from the Hong Kong Nile Club

August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The early poems of an American master"I have loved the air outside Shop-Rite Liquoron summer eveningsbetter than the Marin hills at dusklavender and...

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Green Sees Things in Waves
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Green Sees Things in Waves

August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.In this powerful and inventive collection, August Kleinzahler succeeds in creating a new idiom for American lyric...

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Red Sauce, Whiskey and Snow
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Red Sauce, Whiskey and Snow

August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This is a book of jazzy, edgy, adventuresome poems from the author of Earthquake Weather and Like Cities, Like Storms. Ever aware, ever vivid, ever focused, Kleinzahler's are some of...

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