Poetry. "Krakauer's style is somewhere between automatic writing and crafted satire. His is a narrative voice seasoned with nonsense. Some of the tones of detective and science fiction adapt well to his usage. The hardboiled and the preposterous dovetail with his reality but never supersede the awareness of physical longing, which is not made in heaven. What he is about is alertness and knowing. It is astonishing how contemporary his poetry continues to be, especially those poems written before 1960"—John Godfrey.