Biography of Peter Klappert
Peter Klappert (born 1942 Rockville Centre, New York) is an American poet.
He grew up in West Hempstead, New York, and Rowayton, Connecticut. He graduated from Cornell University and the University of Iowa, with an M.A. and an M.F.A.
His work has appeared in AGNI, Antaeus, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Ploughshares, AWP Chronicle, Lambda Book Report, The Gettysburg Review, and The Southern Review.
He was Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University, and Writer-in-Residence at College of William and Mary.
He taught at Rollins College and New College of Florida. He currently teaches at George Mason University.
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Peter Klappert Poems
What a day to dismantle a roller-coaster. Well, they are taking it down-- the tracks are all over the ground and the ties drawn up. The ticket office
Thirty feet from my windows, an old kennel-wire fence thickly grown over with honeysuckle, poison ivy, and wild roses
Thirty feet from my windows,
an old kennel-wire fence
thickly grown over with honeysuckle,
poison ivy, and wild roses
just beginning to open
into the loose sort of droopy garlands
an aesthetic young farmer
might drape around Elsie