Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 3, 2010.
His poems have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, Poetry, Harper’s, and The Paris Review. A native of Jersey City, Kleinzahler is the recipient of many awards, including a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry in 2008. Kleinzahler has been a taxi driver, a locksmith, a logger, and a building manager. He has taught creative writing courses at Brown University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, as well as to homeless veterans in the Bay Area. He lives in San Francisco. On the title of poet, Kleinzahler says, “I don’t like to call myself a poet. Most poets are shiftless, no-account fools.”
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