Live from the Hong Kong Nile Club

Live from the Hong Kong Nile Club

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… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 16, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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