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Green Sees Things in Waves

Poems

August Kleinzahler

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In this inventive and powerful collection, Kleinzahler creates a new idiom for American lyric poetry that captures the swerves of contemporary city life. He pushes the language very hard to get there, and the results are breathtaking. Green Sees Things in Waves offers an angular, propulsive poetry that transforms character, voice, imagery, and setting into buzzing, glowing occurences.

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Praise for Green Sees Things in Waves

"[Kleinzahler's] best successes are just as crisp and pungent as Pound's most startling images."--DeSales Harrison, Boston Book Review

"This new book is full of off-kilter yet dead-on observations that hover just above our recognition until their very sound trips the brainwire and the 'little truth' falls into place."--Albert Mobilio, Salon

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • August Kleinzahler

  • August Kleinzahler's previous collection of poems is Red Sauce, Whiskey and Snow (FSG, 1995). He has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in San Francisco.
  • August Kleinzahler Laura Wilson
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Poems

August Kleinzahler

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