August Kleinzahler vs. Juan Felipe Herrera
New York Magazine just posted a Kleinzahler vs. Herrera smackdown on their Culture Vulture blog. Both poets won the NBCC Award for Poetry this year in an unprecedented tie---August for Sleeping It Off in Rapid City. We're a little biased around here, but invite you to share your thoughts on this blog or NY Mag's site. (*Note: We would also like to rebuke the claim that August is grumpy. He's one of the nicest writers we know. Hope we're not ruining your rep by saying this, August.)
To hear August read, check out our audio files.
photo (c) David Liittschwager