The Klute


The Klute (known to the government as Bernard J. Schober) is a southern Arizona slam poet who combines pop-culture saturation with punk rock sensibility to try to make you laugh, get angry, and think (not necessarily in that order). He’s been a member of 4 National Poetry Slam teams from Mesa, AZ (2002-2003, 2005-2006) and traveled the United States and Canada for his “One Foot in the Grave” spoken word tour. Prior published works include 2002’s “Escape Velocity” (mercifully out of print), and 2005’s “Look at What America Has Done to Me” (on its 9th printing – it’s just that good!). He’s performed for the president of the American Communist Party and has broken bread with Republican lawmakers. He believes in God, the 1st Amendment, and the Bermuda Triangle, and once performed a poem outside the White House gates under the watchful eyes of Secret Service snipers.

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Hate You Can Trust: Another Dance Around the Maypole With The Klute
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011 by Brick Cave Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Another collection of poetry from The Klute, featuring such "hits" as Love Letter to Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Hip-Hop Republican and Merit Badge of Pain.
My American Journey: My Years in Poetry Slam and Bush’s America Collide
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,910. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010 by Brick Cave Books. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
Performance poet Bernard Schober, aka The Klute, documents his performance poetry written and performed during the Bush presidency. Most of it is a hilarious study of America, and it's politics.

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