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Green Sees Things in Waves


August Kleinzahler

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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ISBN10: 0374525846
ISBN13: 9780374525842

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96 Pages



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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.


Praise for Green Sees Things in Waves

"Kleinzahler is that rare bird, an unashamed experimentalist with the vision and confident skill to make American poetry new."—Clive Wilmer, The Times (London)

"Kleinzahler uses the medium to the fullest, not only in weaving the fascinating textures of his verse but also—like all epigrammatic poets—in getting the maximum out of the minimum."—Helen Vendler, The New Yorker

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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.

Mark Savage

August Kleinzahler