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Green Sees Things in Waves: Poems

Length: 96 pages34 minutes


1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

In Green Sees Things in Waves, a powerful and inventive collection, August Kleinzahler succeeds in creating a new idiom for American lyric poetry that captures the velocity and swerves of contemporary life in the city. He pushes the language very hard to get there, and the results are breathtaking: an angular, propulsive poetry that transforms character, voice, and setting into buzzing, luminous events.

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