Michael Klein: Still Living

“…. Writing should never be mawkish or sentimental!  Why bother?” Poet Tony Leuzzi interviews current Lambda Literary Award finalist Michael Klein about his latest collection, then, we were still living (GenPop). Among other things, they discuss what Klein calls the “hypocrisy of death glorification,” 9-11, and the difference between older and younger poets…. read more

'then, we were still living' by Michael Klein

Michael Klein’s second book of poems arrives seventeen years after his first poetry collection, 1990. There were two memoirs in the intervening years and as you might expect, Klein’s return to poetry finds him less interested in narrative. He’s still a consummate storyteller, but there’s more play with sound and language—a willingness not to explain…. read more