August Kleinzahler was born and raised in New Jersey. His most recent collection of poetry, Sleeping It Off in Rapid City (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008), won the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest book is Music: I-LXXIV, a collection of music essays, published by Pressed Wafer. He currently lives in San Francisco.
- October 2009: My Alaska
Living in un-religious Alaska with a would-be carpenter, an un-Buddhalike Buddhist, and a guy named Sweetie.