Pace Waxes Poetic

Roses are red, violets are blue. The poets are here. And you should be, too. Come meet an award-winning poet who’s done it all: From hard labor in Alaska to locksmithing to publishing more than eight books of poetry.

Enjoy a night of August in November as the Poets @ Pace series welcomes its fall 2011 reading, award-winning poet August Kleinzahler on Monday, November 14, featuring poetry, a Q&A, book signing, and refreshments from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the NYC Campus.

August Kleinzahler has won the International Griffin Poetry Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has published eight books of poetry, most recently Sleeping It Off in Rapid City, and is also the author of two books of prose: Cutty, One Rock: Low Characters and Strange Places, Gently Explained, a memoir about growing up in New Jersey, and Music I-LX XIV, a collection of his writings on music. Kleinzahler has been a logger, a manual laborer in Alaska, a locksmith, a cabdriver, an ESL teacher, and a teacher of poetry at some of the best universities in the country.

Poets @ Pace is organized by Pace Poet-in-Residence Charles North and sponsored by the Office of the Provost. For more information, contact cnorth@pace.edu.