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.

 


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Poet August Kleinzahler reads Thom Gunn's poem "Moly"

"Listen to this poetry reading to hear poet August Kleinzahler read Thom Gunn's poem ""Moly,"" from his poetry collection The Man with Night Sweats, a haunting depiction of a world ravaged by illness. Learn more about the book The Man with Night Sweats at http://us.macmillan.com/themanwithnightsweats/ThomGunn Read more about poet Thom Gunn at http://us.macmillan.com/author/thomgunn Read about poet August Kleinzahler at http://us.macmillan.com/author/augustkleinzahler"

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August Kleinzahler reads "Green Sees Things in Waves"

"Listen to this poetry reading and hear poet August Kleinzahler read his poem ""Green Sees Things in Waves,"" from his poetry collection of the same name. Kleinzahler succeeds in creating a new idiom for American lyric poetry--capturing the velocity of contemporary city life. Learn more about the book Green Sees Things in Waves at http://us.macmillan.com/greenseesthingsinwaves/AugustKleinzahler Read more about poet August Kleinzahler at http://us.macmillan.com/author/augustkleinzahler"

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August Kleinzahler reads his poem "Noir"

"Listen to this poetry reading to hear poet August Kleinzahler read his poem ""Noir."" Kleinzahler has won awards including the 2004 Griffin International Poetry Prize, the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2008 Lannan Literary Award for Poetry. A native of Fort Lee, New Jersey, Kleinzahler currently lives in San Francisco. Learn more about poet August Kleinzahler at http://us.macmillan.com/author/augustkleinzahler"

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August Kleinzahler reads "Portrait of My Mother in January"

"Listen to this poetry reading and hear the poet August Kleinzahler read his poem ""Portrait of My Mother in January,"" from his poetry collection Sleeping It Off in Rapid City, a book that confirms Kleinzahler as among the most inventive and brilliant poets of our time. Read more about the book Sleeping It Off in Rapid City at http://us.macmillan.com/sleepingitoffinrapidcity/AugustKleinzahler Learn more about poet August Kleinzahler at http://us.macmillan.com/author/augustkleinzahler"

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August Kleinzahler reads his poem "Almost Nothing"

"Listen to this poetry reading and hear the poet August Kleinzahler read his poem ""Almost Nothing,"" from his poetry collection Sleeping It Off in Rapid City, a book that confirms Kleinzahler as among the most inventive and brilliant poets of our time. Read more about the book Sleeping It Off in Rapid City at http://us.macmillan.com/sleepingitoffinrapidcity/AugustKleinzahler Learn more about poet August Kleinzahler at http://us.macmillan.com/author/augustkleinzahler"

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The Hotel Oneira

August Kleinzahler
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...


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Sleeping It Off in Rapid City

August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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Selected Poems

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

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...


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Cutty, One Rock

August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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The Strange Hours Travelers Keep

August Kleinzahler
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...


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Live from the Hong Kong Nile Club

August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The early poems of an American master "I have loved the air outside Shop-Rite Liquor on summer evenings better than the Marin hills at dusk lavender and...


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Green Sees Things in Waves

August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In this powerful and inventive collection, August Kleinzahler succeeds in...


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Red Sauce, Whiskey and Snow

August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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,...


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