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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.
 

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The Hotel Oneira

August Kleinzahler

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 a jazzy backbeat.”...

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Sleeping It Off in Rapid City

August Kleinzahler

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...

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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...

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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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