Peter Klappert

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Peter Klappert (born 1942 Rockville Centre, New York) is an American poet.


He grew up in West Hempstead, New York, and Rowayton, Connecticut. He graduated from Cornell University and the University of Iowa, with an M.A. and an M.F.A.[1]

His work has appeared in AGNI,[2] Antaeus,[3] Atlantic Monthly, Harper's,[4] Ploughshares, AWP Chronicle, Lambda Book Report, The Gettysburg Review,[5] and The Southern Review.[6]

He was Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University, and Writer-in-Residence at College of William and Mary.

He taught at Rollins College and New College of Florida. He currently teaches at George Mason University.[7][8]





It's not just the superb wit and eloquent writing embodied in this collection, but the constant stirring of surprises, of some great soul searching, if you will. The images are breathtaking. What is most ingenious about this writer is how he tackles difficult subjects, such as war and race, producing poetry with the social message he intends but with startling grace.[9]


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