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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 gold""stretching miles to the sea.""At the junction, up from the synagogue""a weeknight, necessarily""and with my father--""a sale on German beer.""Air full of living dust: ""bus exhaust, air-borne grains of pizza crust""wounded crystals""appearing, disappearing""among streetlights and unsuccessful neon."""--"Poetics""August Kleinzahler's first collections won him a cult following but have long been out of print and hard to find. Here Kleinzahler--acclaimed by "The Times "(London) for the "vision and confident skill to make American poetry new"--has selected the best of the poems collected in "Storm over Hackensack "(1985) and "Earthquake Weather "(1989) and added an autobiographical Preface.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780374527013
ISBN-10: 0374527016
Format: Paperback / softback
(209mm x 138mm x 8mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date: 15-May-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - August Kleinzahler

August Kleinzahler's most recent collections are "Green Sees Things in Waves" (FSG, 1998) and "Red Sauce," "Whiskey and Snow" (FSG, 1995). He lives in San Francisco, where he writes a music column for The San Diego Weekly Reader.

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