August Kleinzahler published his first book of poetry, A Calendar of Airs, in 1978. In 2003, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published The Strange Hours Travelers Keep, which won the 2004 Griffin International Poetry Prize. His collection of poetry, Sleeping It Off in Rapid City, won the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of the prose books Cutty, One Rock: Low Characters and Strange Places, Gently Explained (FSG, 2004) and Music: I-LXXIV (Pressed Wafer, 2009), and the winner of the 2008 Lannan Literary Award for Poetry and the 2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award. His most recent book of prose, Sallies, Romps, Portraits, and Send-Offs, and his most recent book of poetry, Before Dawn on Bluff Road / Hollyhocks in the Fog, were published by FSG in 2017. A native of Fort Lee, New Jersey, Kleinzahler currently lives in San Francisco.