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Sleeping it off in Rapid City : poems, new and selected

Author: August Kleinzahler
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The first broad retrospective of August Kleinzahler's career, Sleeping It Off in Rapid City gathers poems from his major works along with a rich portion of new poems that visit different voice registers, experiment with form and length, and confirm Kleinzahler as among the most inventive and brilliant poets of our time.
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Genre/Form: American poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: August Kleinzahler
ISBN: 9780374265830 0374265836
OCLC Number: 174040312
Awards: Winner of National Book Critics Circle Awards: Poetry 2008.
Description: 234 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Sleeping It Off in Rapid City --
September --
A History of Western Music: Chapter 29 --
Above Gower Street --
Retard Spoilage --
A History of Music: Chapter 49 --
Portrait of My Mother in January --
Orientation Weekend --
Traveler's Tales: Chapter 18 --
Fridge Magnet Nippon --
Noir --
Traveler's Tales: Chapter 34 --
Secondary Sexual Characteristics --
Vancouver --
Goddess --
A Valentine: Regarding the Impracticability of Our Love --
Shoot the Freak --
Almost Nothing --
Traveler's Tales: Chapter 13 --
I Went to See McCarthy --
Anniversary --
On Johnny's Time --
Where Souls Go --
Meat --
Family Album --
Tranter in America --
Show Business --
Blue at 4 P.M. --
Sunday Nocturne --
Poetics --
Where Galluccio Lived --
Art & Youth --
Pinned --
Storm Over Hackensack --
Sunday in November --
The Lunatic of Lindley Meadow --
The Tree -Sunset in Chinatown --
Land's end --
The Park --
After Catullus --
Late Indian Summer --
Peaches in November --
Spring Trances --
San Francisco / New York --
Who Stole the Horses from the Indians? --
Poem Beginning with a Fragment from Bartleby the Scrivener --
The Old Schoolyard in August --
Rooms --
Watching Dogwood Blossoms Fall in a Parking Lot Off Route 46 --
Parade on East 12th Street --
Sunday, Across the Tasman --
Green River Cemetery: Springs --
Green Sees Things in Waves --
Snow in North Jersey --
The Dog Stoltz --
Silver Gelatin --
Uttar Pradesh --
Tanka-Toys: A Memoir --
On First Looking into Joseph Cornell's Diaries --
Gray Light in May --
West --
They Ofttimes Choose --
Monsters --
Someone Named Gutierrez: A Dream, a Western --
Toys --
The Conversation --
Before Dawn on Bluff Road --
Diablo: A Recipe --
Late Autumn Afternoons --
Self-Portrait --
The Strange Hours Travelers Keep --
The Old Poet, Dying --
The Swimmer --
A Beautiful Mind --
A History of Western Music: Chapter 11 --
Hyper-Berceuse: 3 A.M. --
Epistle XIV --
Christmastime in Coronado --
A History of Western Music --
The Single Gentleman's Chow Mein --
A History of Western Music: Chapter 13 --
Epistle VIII --
On Waking in a Room and Not Knowing Where One Is --
Christmas in Chinatown --
Rx for S --
The Bus Barn at Night --
The Hereafter --
September: Lake Wannsee, Berlin --
The Tartar Swept.
Responsibility: August Kleinzahler.
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The first broad retrospective of August Kleinzahler's career, Sleeping It Off in Rapid City gathers poems from his major works along with a rich portion of new poems that visit different voice registers, experiment with form and length, and confirm Kleinzahler as among the most inventive and brilliant poets of our time.

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Praise for "The Strange Hours Travelers Keep" "[Kleinzahler's] scope is large, his diction wildly exact, his line inventive, his means varied, and he never condescends." --Maureen N. McLane, "The New Read more...

 
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