Michael Klein

Michael Klein (Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry) | New York, NY

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Michael Klein is the author of four books of poetry, including his most recent, When I Was a Twin (Sibling Rivalry Press),  which was published in September 2015.   His third book, The Talking Day , was finalist for both the Thom Gunn award and the Lambda Literary award. His first book, 1990 (Provincetown Arts Press) tied with James Schuyler to win a Lambda Literary Award in 1993. He is also the author of a memoir, Track Conditions, a Lambda finalist and The End of Being Known, a book of linked essays about sex and friendship, both published by the University of Wisconsin Press. He has been teaching at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill since 2013 and has also taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Binghamton University, and Manhattanville. He also teaches at Hunter College in New York, where he lives.

Books

When I Was a Twin (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015). Poetry.
When I Was a Twin (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015). Poetry.
The Talking Day (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013). Poetry.
The Talking Day (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013). Poetry.
Then, We Were Still Living (GenPop Books, 2010). Poetry.
Then, We Were Still Living (GenPop Books, 2010). Poetry.

The End of Being Known: A Memoir (U of Wisconsin Press, 2009). Memoir / Essays.
The End of Being Known: A Memoir (U of Wisconsin Press, 2009). Memoir / Essays.
Track Conditions (Persea Books, 1997). Memoir.
Track Conditions (Persea Books, 1997). Originally published by U of Wisconsin Press. Memoir.
1990 (Provincetown Arts Press, 1993). Poetry.
1990 (Provincetown Arts Press, 1993). Poetry.

Press & Reviews

“For all their self-accounting, Klein’s poems are exuberantly oriented toward the world, and he stands in a line of queer New York poets that stretches from Walt Whitman through Langston Hughes to vital voices of the emerging generation like Jameson Fitzpatrick and Alex Dimitrov. “I love it in the almost spring,” he writes in “New York Story (2),” “when the opera singers in their tight dresses open their windows as wide as their mouths proclaiming NO SHAME.” These poems are full of Broadway shows and radio music, of chance encounters and crowds, and their lines move with the inexorable energy of the crowd.

To read a Michael Klein poem is to be submerged in a current of voice as swift and compelling as anything in contemporary American poetry. When I Was a Twin is a gorgeous book.”
—Garth Greenwall, review of When I Was a Twin

“There is no other Michael Klein. There is no other writer adept, in Michael Klein’s particular way, with the all-but-incomprehensible intertwining of absurdity, sorrow, humor, mystery, and mortality that is the world as we know it. He’s a living treasure.”
—Michael Cunningham