Bestselling Chapbook in 2016
The preferred transliteration for the great Tang dynasty poet is "Li Bai" (he is also known as "Li Po"). In his latest poetry chapbook, The Li Bo Poems, poet Steve Klepetar has chosen "Li Bo" so as to suggest the identification rather than insist on it. His character can be found in contemporary America, in the underworld, and in a timeless state of mind. He attends baseball games, pawns his watch, celebrates the fourth of July, travels, talks at a coffee shop, enjoys wine. Sometimes he is accompanied by a friend, an unnamed contemporary American guy.
About the Author:
Steve Klepetar was born in Shanghai, China, the son of Holocaust survivors. He grew up in New York City, and received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago. He taught for thirty-nine years at Mount Senario College in Wisconsin, and The College of Saint Catherine and Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. Klepetar’s work has appeared worldwide, in such journals as Boston Literary Magazine, Deep Water, Expound, The Muse: India, Red River Review, Snakeskin, Voices Israel, Ygdrasil, and many others. Several of his poems have been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize (including three in 2015). He is the author of eight collections, including three other chapbooks from Flutter Press: My Father Teaches Me a Magic Word; My Father Had Another Eye; and My Son Writes a Report on the Warsaw Ghetto.
38 pages, 29 poems
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