By August Kleinzahler

A selection of August Kleinzahler’s most sensible poems, divided—like his life—between New Jersey and San Francisco

When August Kleinzahler gained the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize for his assortment The unusual Hours tourists Keep, the judges’ quotation noted his paintings as “ferociously at the circulation, among destinations, among varieties, among registers.” they may even have additional “between New Jersey and San Francisco,” the locations Kleinzahler has spent his existence touring among, either at the street and at the web page.

This assortment assembles the easiest of his New Jersey and San Francisco poems for the 1st time, equipped based on position, with every one urban receiving its personal name and canopy.

Providing readers with a beautiful consultant to Kleinzahler’s inside geography, Before sunrise on Bluff Road (New Jersey) and Hollyhocks within the Fog (San Francisco) functionality as either word-maps and word-anatomies of 1 of our best poet’s lifelong passions and preoccupations.

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