August Kleinzahler

Described on the Poetry Foundation's website as a “pugnacious” and a “pugilist poet,” August Kleinzahler’s reputation rests on his jazzy, inventive and energetic poetry, though he has also garnered notice as something of a bad-boy literary outsider prone to picking fights with the establishment.

Allen Ginsberg commented: "August Kleinzahler's verse line is always precise, concrete, intelligent and rare...."

Kleinzahler wrote a music column in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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