Item #33377 TWO POEMS. August Kleinzahler.


Montreal: The Word, Montreal, 1978.

First Edition. by Author. First Edition, 8vo, 4 pp. in original envelope printed black. Hand-printed by Fred Louder in May 1978 for THE WORD. This is number 80 of an edition of 140 copies signed and numbered copies. It is printed on "Salt & Pepper" paper made by Twinrocker, Brookston, Indiana.
Inside the signed copies of the Kleinzahler's second book are the poems of "Sundown at Fletcher's Field" and "Along These Rows".
Excellent condition.

August Kleinzahler has a reputation of being a "bad boy" and gritty poet.
...Kleinzahler’s fame as a colloquial poet of “dive bars, greasy soup, alcohol and old girlfriends,” as John Glionna of the LA Times put it, has built steadily over the past several decades.... Allen Ginsberg famously remarked that “August Kleinzahler’s verse line is always precise, concrete, intelligent and rare—that quality of ‘chiseled’ verse memorable in Basil Bunting’s and Ezra Pound’s work. A loner, a genius.”*Poetry Foundation July 13,2017.

Item #33377    Price: US$350.00