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Free read Å Sleeping It Off in Rapid City: Poems, New and Selected µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ The first broad retrospective of August Kleinzahler’s career Sleeping It Off in Rapid City gathers poems from his major works along with a rich portion of new poems that visit differentPassion and inspiration and in these pages the poet also finds “This sanctified ground Here yes here The dead solid center of the universe At the heart of the heart of America?. Kleinzahler definitely chose the right poem for the title of this overview of his poetry; if you don't read anything else by him find the time for it It's a bit like Tom Waits meets William Carlos Williams meets Charles Bukowski meets Frank O'Hara which is to say a very American very male white but not the stupid kind of white collouial meditation that's a lot deeper than it might seem from a casual readingWhile I enjoyed reading just about everything in the collection there's not a lot that comes close to Sleeping it Off Kleinzahler's a bit of a chronicler with a weakness for slightly sprawling series one on the history of music travel letters that riff on classical themes Reminded me a bit of Ferlinghetti He's at his best when he connects the externals with the murkier depths of the psyche in poems like Snow in North Jersey Where Souls Go and San Francisco New York Other favorite The Conversation I Went to See McCarthy and The History of Western Music 13 a very nice take on Thelonious Monk

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The first broad retrospective of August Kleinzahler’s career Sleeping It Off in Rapid City gathers poems from his major works along with a rich portion of new poems that visit d. Some of these poems were tough muscular edgy pieces of prose that define images and ideas concretely For me those were the enjoyable poems They had a sense of realism and compactness and stayed with youThe other poems were a little sprawling and rambling Ideas were bound up in language that floated somewhere beyond the reader After reading some of these poems I was left with a thought of so what What can I take away from thisPart of this might stem from the fact that this is a collection which gathers from many other collections Styles change and shift and in the process it can be a little hard to move with the writerAll in all it was a good collection and perhaps if I spent time with it I'd feel different

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Sleeping It Off in Rapid City Poems New and SelectedIfferent voice registers experiment with form and length and confirm Kleinzahler as among the most inventive and brilliant poets of our time Travel actual and imaginary remains a. These poems recall above all the transitory nature of living often contrasted against the backdrop of a beautiful lasting unfeeling natural world What do the sky and gardens know about such disappointment Airports and highway pitstops the ephemera of the seasons the indeterminacy of what is real and what is imagined such topics recur throughout the collection I feel like I missed 30% of what was happening in these poems some have lines in foreign languages many referenced placesthingspeople I didn't recognize the dictionary was useful on multiple occasions but the subset of what I did get and the subset from that of what resonated was utterly beautiful