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, and [5 ] 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 ]
"The Cat Lover", AGNI 4, 1975
"Enrichissez Vous", AGNI 4, 1975
"Variegations", AGNI 4, 1975
"Satan Who Is Most Noisy When He Whispers", AGNI 12, 1980
"If Innocent", Ploughshares, Summer 1981
"The Prime of Life", Ploughshares, Winter 1991-92
"CHOKECHERRIES"; "IMPATIENS"; "DOSTOEVSKI SAID MAN"; "CLOSING IN NEW HAVEN"; "THE COURTSHIP OF THE MORTICIANS"; "J'ACCUSE", Beltway Poetry Quarterly Volume 3, Number 1, Winter 2002
"CEREBRAL CORTEX", Six Gallerys Press
How I Stopped Writing Poetry and Other Poems
. Orchises. 2000. Chokecherries: New and Selected Poems, 1966-1999 ISBN 978-0-914061-81-6.
Circular Stairs, Distress in the Mirrors. Marlboro, Vt.: Six Gallery Press. 2008. ISBN 978-0-9810091-1-7.
Idiot Princess of the Last Dynasty. New York: Knopf. 1984. ISBN 978-0-394-51383-6.
. Orchises Press. 1984. '52 pick-up: scenes from the conspiracy : a documentary : a poem in 52 scenes, 2 jokers and an extra ace of spades ISBN 978-0-914061-02-1.
Lugging Vegetables to Nantucket. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press. 1971. ISBN 978-0-300-01453-2.
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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.
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