August Kleinzahler

August Kleinzahler

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. August Kleinzahler (born 1949 Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American poet. Until he was 11 he went to school in Fort Lee, New Jersey where he grew up. He then commuted to the Horace Mann School in the Bronx, graduating in 1967. He wrote poetry from this time, inspired by Keats and Kenneth Rexroth translations, among other works. He started college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison but dropped out and after taking a year out of school, he ended up, 1971 at the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Drawn to the New York poets, including Frank O'Hara, Kleinzahler then discovered the work of Basil Bunting who had a major influence on Kleinzahler's search for his own voice in poetry. He described the collection Briggflatts as "everything I wanted in poetry." Bunting taught a creative writing at Victoria: "He began with some poems by Hardy and Hopkins, The Wreck of the Deutschland, and went up to Yeats and Pound, then David Jones, Williams, the poets who were important to Bunting, Hugh MacDiarmid, Lorine Niedecker, and H.D.
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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135837842
  • 9786135837841