Tuesday, July 29, 2008

LOS ANGELES TIMES on San Francisco poet August Kleinzahler.

Here's a link to a recent LOS ANGELES TIMES article on San Francisco's sometimes-impatient-with-literary-poetry-icons poet August Kleinzahler: http://www.latimes.com/features/books/la-me-sfpoet28-2008jul28,0,4537015.story

[Thanks to Northern California poet Garrett Murphy for forwarding me the article.]

Sidebar: There may be one area of poetics that Kleinzahler and Billy Collins may agree on: the tendency of academia (or workshops) to homogenize poetry.  Collins, in a recent appearance at the Skirball Center in West L.A., alluded to the workshopping trend in question-and-answer remarks after his reading.

Sidebar #2: If Kleinzahler ever decides to move to Los Angeles, he'd become an instant pariah.


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