Michael Klein

Poet, Essayist

Michael Klein’s second book of poems, then, we were still living, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and his first book, 1990, tied with James Schuyler to win the award in 1993. A collection of short, lyric essays, States of Independence, won the 2011 BLOOM Chapbook contest in non-fiction, and a new book of poems, The Talking Day was just published by Sibling Rivalry Press. He has also written two memoirs, Track Conditions and The End of Being Known. His poems, essays and interviews with American poets have appeared in American Poetry Review, BLOOM, Fence, Tin House, Ploughshares, Provincetown Arts, Poets & Writers and many other publications. He has taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Binghamton University, and Manhattanville College, and for the last 15 years has been part of the writing faculty at Goddard College, in Vermont.

Participant In:

Love, the Interrogative

Saturday, February 23rd
2:30 - 4:30PM

Past Event

In one of his novels, Milan Kundera suggested that “love is a continual interrogation.” What is this thing called love? Is it, as Shakespeare might have it, “the star to every wandering bark”? Or, in Bronzino’s words, “always a fountain and a vase of tears”? Can love be considered a single emotion? A complex of… read more »