Live from the Hong Kong Nile Club: Poems: 1975-1990
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 ... Show synopsis 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.