Zachary Kluckman

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

PO Box 90461
Albuquerque, NM 87199
Phone: 
505-985-9708

Author's Bio

Zachary Kluckman, the National Poetry Awards 2015-2016 Slam Organizer of the Year and 2014 Slam Artist of the Year, is a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Medal Poetry Teacher, Red Mountain Press National Poetry Prize recipient and a founding organizer of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change program, now recognized as the largest poetry reading in history. Kluckman has appeared multiple times at the National and Individual World Poetry slams and tours the nation as a spoken word artist. Recently he was one of 3 poets invited to represent the United States at the Kistrech International Poetry Festival in Kenya. He serves as Spoken Word Editor for the Pedestal magazine and has authored two poetry collections.

Publications & Prizes

Poetry

Anthologies:
Multiverse (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014)
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Looking Back to Place: A Harwood Anthology (Old School Books, 2008)
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American Open Mike Volume 1 (ChicagoPoetry.com, 2006)
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American Open Mike Volume 2 (ChicagoPoetry.com, 2006)
Books:
Some of It is Muscle (Swimming With Elephants Publications, 2014)
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Trigger Warning: Poetry Saved My Life anthology (Swimming With Elephants Publications, 2014)
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Animals In Our Flesh (Red Mountain Press, 2012)
Journals: ,
Cause and Effect Magazine
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Contemporary Literary Review India
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Dance to Death
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Dos Passos Review
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Green Fuse
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Interrobang
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Malpais Review
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Memoir (and)
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New Mexico Review
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New York Quarterly
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Plain Spoke
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Sage Trail
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Shadow Poetry
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Truck

Spoken Word

Performances:
National Hispanic Cultural Center - Albuquerque, NM (2008)
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The X Theater, University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM (2008)
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Outpost Performance Space - Albuquerque, NM (2007)
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Pagosa Springs Community Center - Colorado (2007)
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Bookworks ()
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Church of Beethoven ()
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Duende Poetry Series ()
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Mercury Cafe ()
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NM Higher Education Conference ()
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Phoenix Poetry Series ()
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Sedona Poetry Slam ()
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Spirit of Hope Gala ()
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The National Poetry Awards ()
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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Ozona
Raised in: 
Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico
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Last update: May 21, 2019