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Snow Approaching on the Hudson


August Kleinzahler

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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ISBN10: 0374603227
ISBN13: 9780374603229

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Snow Approaching on the Hudson is a collection that moves seamlessly through the often hypnogogic, porous realms of dreams, the past and present, inner and outer landscapes. His haunting, shifting atmospheres are peopled by characters, intimately portrayed, that are at one historical and invented.

The poet's signature rhythmic propulsion serves as the engine for his newest collection, and his always masterful free verse conveys a life thoroughly lived and brilliantly perceived.


Praise for Snow Approaching on the Hudson

"Modernist slice-of-life vignettes abound in this atmospheric collection from Kleinzahler . . . akin to a bountiful meal—substantially pleasing and worth the investment if consumed at a leisurely pace."—Publishers Weekly

About the author

August Kleinzahler

August Kleinzahler was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1949. He is the author of more than a dozen books of poems and a memoir, Cutty, One Rock. His collection The Strange Hours Travelers Keep was awarded the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize, and Sleeping It Off in Rapid City won the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. That same year he received a Lannan Literary Award. He lives in San Francisco.

Mark Savage

August Kleinzahler

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