Michael Klein

680 West 204th StreetApt. 2ANew York, NY 10034
(646) 463-4539

Author's Bio

My last book of poems, "then, we were still living" was a Lambda Literary Finalist and my first book, "1990" tied with James Schuyler to win the award in 1993. My new book of poems, "The Talking Day" was published in January, 2013. Recent work appears in Tin House, Ploughshares, Los Angeles Book Review and the Ocean State Review.

Publications and Prizes


Track Conditions
The End of Being Known
(University of Wisconsin Press,
then, we were still living
(GenPop Books,
(Provincetown Arts Press,
The Talking Day
(Sibling Rivalry Press,


States of Independence
(Arts in Bloom Project, Inc.,
Fellowship in Poetry from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, 1990 Lambda Literary Award, 1990 and 1993

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings? 
Travels for readings? 
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Born in: 
Washington, DC
Raised in: 
New York, NY

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Like Life by Lorrie Moore, In the Body of the World by Eve Ensler
Favorite Books:
"So Long, See You Tomorrow", William Maxwell "Blackbird and Wolf", Henri Cole, "Gilead" Marilynn Robinson, "The Guardians", Sarah Manguso
Favorite Authors:
William Maxwell, Henri Cole, William Gass, Jamaica Kincaid, Marilynn Robinson, Joy Williams, James Agee, Carson McCullers, Truman Capote, Adrienne Rich, Jean Valentine, Cheryl Strayed, Lydia Davis

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Listing last updated: April 27, 2013.

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