Zachary Kluckman

217 Princeton Dr. SE #4
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Author's Bio

Zachary Kluckman is a multi-award winning author, poet and spoken word artist recently named the 2016 and 2015 Slam Organizer of the Year, as well as 2014 Slam Artist of the Year at the National Poetry Awards. He has appeared numerous times at the National and Individual World Poetry slams. A touring artist, he has performed across the nation, sharing the stage with many of the top artists in the world. His writing, performances and workshops have earned him distinction, but at heart he is an activist, youth advocate and community organizer. In 2014 he received a Gold Medal award from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards as a Teacher for his work with young writers. He is a founding organizer of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change program, recognized as the largest poetry reading in history. Kluckman serves as the Spoken Word Editor for the Pedestal magazine and is the author of three books including Per-City Poems (Dichotomy Dances Press, 2006), the Red Mountain Press National Poetry Prize winning Animals in Our Flesh (Red Mountain Press, 2013), and Some of It is Muscle (Swimming With Elephants Publications, 2014), a finalist in the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. He has also edited two anthologies, including the New Mexico Book Awards finalist, Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Anthology (Horse & Tiger Press, 2007) and Trigger Warning: Poetry Saved My Life (Swimming With Elephants Publications, 2014).

Publications and Prizes

Animals In Our Flesh
(Red Mountain Press, 2012)
, Some of It is Muscle
(Swimming With Elephants Publications, 2014)
, Trigger Warning: Poetry Saved My Life anthology
(Swimming With Elephants Publications, 2014)
American Open Mike Volume 1
(, 2006)
, American Open Mike Volume 2
(, 2006)
, Looking Back to Place: A Harwood Anthology
(Old School Books, 2008)
, Multiverse
(Write Bloody Publishing, 2014)
Blue Earth Review, Cause and Effect Magazine, Contemporary Literary Review India, Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts, Dance to Death, The Dos Passos Review, Green Fuse, Inscape, Interrobang, Mad Hatters' Review, Malpais Review, Memoir (and), New Mexico Review, The New York Quarterly, Plain Spoke, Red Fez, Route 7 Review, Sage Trail, Shadow Poetry, Truck
Bookworks, Church of Beethoven, Duende Poetry Series, Mercury Cafe, National Hispanic Cultural Center - Albuquerque, NM
, NM Higher Education Conference, Outpost Performance Space - Albuquerque, NM
, Pagosa Springs Community Center - Colorado
, Phoenix Poetry Series, Sedona Poetry Slam, Spirit of Hope Gala, The National Poetry Awards, The X Theater, University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM
Prizes Won: 
2015 Slam Organizer of the Year - The National Poetry Awards 2014 National Poetry Awards - Slam Artist of the Year 2014 Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Medal Teacher 2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards Finalist Red Mountain Press National 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
Insomnia Diary by Bob Hicok
Brass Girl Brouhaha by Adrien Blevins
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Albuquerque, NM
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Last updated: Feb 21, 2017