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August Kleinzahler

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Episode 5: Niall O’Sullivan prescribes THE STRANGE HOURS TRAVELLERS KEEP by August Kleinzahler

Poetry Koan

NIALL O’SULLIVAN hosts Poetry Unplugged, London’s longest running poetry open mic. He teaches poetry at London Metropolitan University, his main module being Poetry and Performance. He is currently working on a series of online posts that critically explore Spoken Word. He has published three books of poetry with flipped eye . He also edit other poets for the press.

32mins

22 Sep 2019

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The Life of a Poet: August Kleinzahler

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Nov. 4, 2014. Ron Charles conducts an in-depth interview with poet August Kleinzahler. Speaker Biography: August Kleinzahler is the author of 11 books of poems, including the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award winner "Sleeping it Off in Rapid City." For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6648

1hr 29mins

23 Mar 2015

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[SPL] October: August Kleinzahler

Scottish Poetry Library Podcast

We talk with the critically acclaimed American poet August Kleinzahler on this week's episode. In a robust interview, he reads some poems from his latest collection The Hotel Oneira as well as discussing his views on poetry as an art form and the modern poetry world. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions @culturelaser http://www.culturelaser.com

34mins

10 Oct 2014

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Poets@Pace: August Kleinzahler

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August Kleinzahler has won the International Griffin Poetry Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has published eight books of poetry, most recently Sleeping It Off in Rapid City, and is also the author of two books of prose: Cutty, One Rock: Low Characters and Strange Places, Gently Explained, a memoir about growing up in New Jersey, and Music I-LX XIV, a collection of his writings on music. Kleinzahler has been a logger, a manual laborer in Alaska, a locksmith, a cabdriver, an ESL teacher, and a teacher of poetry at some of the best universities in the country.

1hr

14 Nov 2011

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Poetry Reading by August Kleinzahler (Audio)

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If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu.AUGUST KLEINZAHLER published his first book of poetry, A Calendar of Airs, in 1978. Since then, he has published seven others, including Storm over Hackensack (1985); Earthquake Weather (1989); Red Sauce Whiskey and Snow (FSG, 1995); Green Sees Things in Waves (FSG, 1998); and Live from the Hong Kong Nile Club: Poems 1975-1990 (FSG, 2000). In 2003, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published The Strange Hours Travelers Keep, which won the 2004 Griffin International Poetry Prize and the 2004 Gold Medal in Poetry from the Commonwealth Club of California, and was short-listed for the U.K.'s Forward Prize in Poetry. His most recent collection of poetry is Sleeping It Off in Rapid City (FSG, 2008). He is also the author of a book of prose, Cutty, One Rock: Low Characters and Strange Places, Gently Explained (FSG, 2004).His poems have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, Harper's Magazine, Grand Street, The Threepenny Review, and The Paris Review. He has also written essays and criticism for The London Review of Books, Threepenny Review, Sulfur, and the San Diego Reader.A native of Jersey City, Kleinzahler is the recipient of awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (1989), the Lila Acheson Reader's Digest Award for Poetry (1991), and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1996). In 2000 he was awarded a Berlin Prize Fellowship.Kleinzahler has been a taxi driver, a locksmith, a logger, and a building manager. He has taught creative writing courses at Brown University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, as well as to homeless veterans in the Bay Area. He lives in San Francisco.

48mins

31 Jul 2009

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Discussion on Poetics by August Kleinzahler: Poetry & Jazz: An Experiment (Audio)

Poem Present - Readings (audio)

If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu.AUGUST KLEINZAHLER published his first book of poetry, A Calendar of Airs, in 1978. Since then, he has published seven others, including Storm over Hackensack (1985); Earthquake Weather (1989); Red Sauce Whiskey and Snow (FSG, 1995); Green Sees Things in Waves (FSG, 1998); and Live from the Hong Kong Nile Club: Poems 1975-1990 (FSG, 2000). In 2003, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published The Strange Hours Travelers Keep, which won the 2004 Griffin International Poetry Prize and the 2004 Gold Medal in Poetry from the Commonwealth Club of California, and was short-listed for the U.K.'s Forward Prize in Poetry. His most recent collection of poetry is Sleeping It Off in Rapid City (FSG, 2008). He is also the author of a book of prose, Cutty, One Rock: Low Characters and Strange Places, Gently Explained (FSG, 2004).His poems have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, Harper's Magazine, Grand Street, The Threepenny Review, and The Paris Review. He has also written essays and criticism for The London Review of Books, Threepenny Review, Sulfur, and the San Diego Reader.A native of Jersey City, Kleinzahler is the recipient of awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (1989), the Lila Acheson-Reader's Digest Award for Poetry (1991), and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1996). In 2000 he was awarded a Berlin Prize Fellowship.Kleinzahler has been a taxi driver, a locksmith, a logger, and a building manager. He has taught creative writing courses at Brown University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, as well as to homeless veterans in the Bay Area. He lives in San Francisco.

1hr 45mins

31 Jul 2009

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August Kleinzahler reads The Tartar Swept

Griffin Poetry Prize

Griffin Poetry Prize 2004 International winner August Kleinzahler reads The Tartar Swept

4 Jul 2006

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August Kleinzahler opens the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize awards ceremony

Griffin Poetry Prize

Griffin Poetry Prize 2004 International winner August Kleinzahler opens the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize awards ceremony with a lively keynote speech about the ideal reader of poetry.

20 May 2006