August Kleinzahler

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book.jpgCutty, One Rock: Low Characters and Strange Places, Gently Explained (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

When poet August Kleinzahler began writing reviews and personal essays, he found that he had a gift for them. In this conversation, we discover how a single, perfectly placed phrase brings an essay about his brother's death to a heart-breaking, unforgettable conclusion.

Read an excerpt from Cutty, One Rock.