Poetry 365

March 29, 2014

Poet August Kleinzahler

This month for Poetry 365 we’re highlighting the impressive eleventh book from innovative poet August Kleinzahler.  In The Hotel Oneira, the National Book Critics Circle Award winner adopts a mysterious Rod Serling-like persona as he visits his native North Jersey, the snowy battlefields of 19th-century Russia, an American ghost town, and a foggy San Francisco.  Amusing and challenging, the dark lyrics and mini-narratives in this 27 poem collection “open doors to surreal, vividly rendered destinations that seem as real as any found in a travel agent’s brochure.”  So check out this bold new volume, sample a poem below, and clear your calendar… our National Poetry Month celebration is about to begin.

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