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Zachary Kluckman

Author's Bio

A performance poet since 2006, Zachary Kluckman has been writing poetry for 25 years. He is a member of two consecutive Albuquerque National Poetry Slam Teams and has represented the city at the Individual World Poetry Slam. A Pushcart Prize nominee, and recipient of the Red Mountain Press Poetry Prize, his work appears in print globally in such publications as the New York Quarterly and Cutthroat, as well as numerous anthologies. Featured on over 500 radio stations, with appearances on many of the nation’s most notorious stages, he is an accomplished spoken word artist. He serves as the Spoken Word Editor of the Pedestal. Twice recognized for making world history, he is the creator of the Slam Poet Laureate Program and an organizer for the 100 Thousand Poets for Change program, the largest poetry reading in history. His first collection of poems, Animals In Our Flesh, was published in 2012 by Red Mountain Press. He has a forthcoming collection titled, The Curious Circus, from Uncola Press. An activist and youth advocate, he lives in New Mexico with his four children.

Publications and Prizes

Animals In Our Flesh (Red Mountain Press, 2012)
Looking Back to Place: A Harwood Anthology (Old School Books, 2008), American Open Mike Volume 1 (ChicagoPoetry.com, 2006), American Open Mike Volume 2 (ChicagoPoetry.com, 2006)
Cause and Effect Magazine, Contemporary Literary Review India, CutThroat, Dance to Death, Dos Passos Review, Green Fuse, Inscape, Mad Hatters' Review, Malpais Review, Memoir (and), New York Quarterly, Plain Spoke, Red Fez, Sage Trail, Shadow Poetry
National Hispanic Cultural Center - Albuquerque, NM (2008), The X Theater, University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM (2008), Outpost Performance Space - Albuquerque, NM (2007), Pagosa Springs Community Center - Colorado (2007)
Red Mountain Press Poetry Prize 2012 Nominated for Best of the Net 2009 Nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry 2009

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty by Tony Hoagland, Words for EMpty, Words for Full by Bob Hicok, Brass Girl Brouhaha by Adrien Blevins
Favorite Books:
I Sing the Body Electric, 100 Years of Solitude, The Prophet, Of Mice and Men, Neon Vernacular, Watchers, The Colour of Magic, Slaughter-House Five, Cat's Cradle, etc.
Favorite Authors:
Kurt Vonnegut, Kahlil Ghibran, Jim Butcher, John Steinbeck,Yusef Komunyakaa, Bob Hicok, Sandra Cisneros, Ana Castillo, JRR Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, etc.

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Listing last updated: June 30, 2013

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Poet, Spoken Word Artist
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Born in:
Ozona, TX
Raised in:
Albuquerque, NM

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