Literary Nonfiction. Music. MUSIC: I-LXXIV collects August Kleinzahler's tart, funny, well-informed and opinionated essays. His range is amazing, extending as it does from Liberace to the Louvin Brothers, Monk & Rudy Van Gelder to Glenn Gould, Louis Prima, Bach, Spade Cooley, Dinah Washington, Kurt Weill, Thelonious Monk, Junior Brown, Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Hildegarde Knef, Erik Satie, John Lee Hooker, Delius, Ivor Cutler, Roy Fisher, Muddy Waters, Carl Stalling, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Nichols, and on....
Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA
August Kleinzahler published his first book of poems, A Calendar of Airs, in 1978. Since then he has published seven others including The Strange Hours Travelers Keep (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2004), which won the 2004 Griffin International Poetry Prize and the 2004 Gold Medal in Poetry from the Commonwealth Club of California. His current collection of poetry is Sleeping It Off in Rapid City (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008), for which he was awarded the 2008 National Book Critics Circle award in poetry.
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