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Loren Kleinman
Loren Kleinman’s poetry has appeared in journals such as Drunken Boat, Nimrod, Wilderness House Literary Review, Paterson Literary Review, Narrative Northeast and Journal of New Jersey Poets. Her interviews appeared in IndieReader, USA Today, and The Huffington Post. She is the author of Flamenco Sketches and Indie Authors Naked, which was an Amazon Top 100 bestseller in Journalism in the UK and USA. Her second poetry collection The Dark Cave Between My Ribs releases in 2014 (Winter Goose Publishing). She is currently working on a literary romance novel, This Way to Forever. Loren’s website is:

Entries by Loren Kleinman

Fred Fleisher: Addressing the Cultural Noise Through Contemporary and Vintage Images

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 10:58 AM

Fred Fleisher was born in Pennsylvania and lives in Brooklyn, NY. After an enlistment in the Army he earned a BFA and a BS from Penn State and an MFA from Queens College, CUNY.

His work is represented both nationally and internationally and has been included in...

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Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: An Interview with Maria Mazziotti Gillan

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 6:12 PM

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP, the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions). She...

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Memory Chose a Woman's Body: Angela M. Carter on Poetry and Trauma

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 4:00 PM

Angela M. Carter was born, and raised, in a Virginia farming town of less than 280 country-folk. Carter moved abroad, to England, for nearly five years and returned to sweet Virginia with a new-found confidence, and voice. Her first full-length poetry collection, Memory Chose a Woman's Body (unbound CONTENT) is...

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Joyce Lamb Lives Happy Ever After

(2) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 3:36 PM

Joyce Lamb is curator of USA Today's Happy Ever After blog about romance novels, a USA Today best-selling author of romantic suspense and three-time RITA finalist. She's been a professional journalist for 25 years.

Loren Kleinman (LK): How did you start writing romantic suspense?

Joyce Lamb (JL): I started...

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Eden Baylee Is a Stranger at Sunset

(8) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 11:50 AM

Eden Baylee left a 20-year banking career to become a full-time writer. She incorporates many of her favorite things into her writing such as: travel; humor; music; poetry; art; and much more. Stranger at Sunset is her first mystery novel, on the heels of several books of erotic anthologies and...

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Suffering Is the Easy Part

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 11:16 AM

The contents of this post may be sensitive to readers.

In its longest silence, trauma is even more present. Trauma is the unsaid, the uncertain, that prolongs feelings of loss. How do we define this notion of presence and absence? What is the paradigm? Poet Li-Young Lee offers an analogy...

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You Will Have Bad Times: For Robin Williams

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 10:31 AM

"You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to." -- Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting)

This week our global community lost someone so very special. Actor and comedian Robin Williams has made me laugh (hard, very hard) throughout my...

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Matt Potter Talks Pure Slush

(5) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 7:29 PM

Matt Potter is an Australian-born writer who keeps a part of his psyche in Berlin. Matt has been published in various places online, and he is, rather amazingly, also the founding editor of Pure Slush. His daytime career has seen him work in disability advocacy, communications, community aged...

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Rhiannon Paille: Parapsychologist and Author

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 1:44 PM

Rhiannon Paille is a booksmith from the middle of nowhere, Canada. She holds a PhD in Metaphysical Science and Parapsychology, which is to say she happens to know a lot about what goes bump in the night. When she's not writing she's singing karaoke, burning dinner, and hiding her superhero...

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Michael J. Seidlinger Shares His Coping Mechanisms

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 10:42 AM

Michael J. Seidlinger is the author of a number of novels including The Fun We've Had, The Laughter of Strangers, My Pet Serial Killer and The Sky Conducting. He serves as the reviews editor for Electric Literature as well as publisher-in-chief of Civil Coping Mechanisms, an indie press specializing in...

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33 Things I've Learned About Writing at 33

(2) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 12:34 PM

Today is my 33rd birthday, and yes, I plan on spending it writing because that's what I was born to do. I've learned so much about writing in the 33 years I've been dreaming about it, thinking about it and then making something out of it. Some of its been...

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Peter Tieryas Liu and His Bald New World

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 2:30 PM

Peter Tieryas Liu is the author of Bald New World and Watering Heaven. His work has appeared in places like Electric Literature, Evergreen Review, Hobart, Indiana Review, New Letters, and ZYZZYVA. He is currently a VFX artist for Sony Pictures Imageworks and has worked as a technical writer for LucasArts,...

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The Book About Nothing Is the Perfect Book: Virginia Woolf Writes of Utopia (or the No Place)

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 4:36 PM

There is more to the line, to its straightness and its surface. I can see the poor-perfect Mrs. Dalloway trying to escape the text, or is it Virginia Woolf. At the beginning of any text there is what remains closed, unseen. The text is born every time it's read as...

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Cora Carmack Talks About Real-Life Romance and Writing New Adult Fiction

(1) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 12:57 PM

Cora Carmack is a 20- something New York Times bestselling author who likes to write about 20-something characters. Raised in a small Texas town, she now splits her time between Austin, TX and New York City and spends her days writing, traveling, and marathoning various television shows on Netflix. In...

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Writing That Imagines What It's Like to Be: A Review of Kola Boof's Selected Works

(4) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 4:15 PM

Let's just spell it out right at the start: Kola Boof is one of the great migrant writers of our time. Her Selected Writings, If My Father Dies I Give Birth to Him Again (edited by Mark Fogarty), underlines the Egyptian-Sudanese-American writer's literary achievements over a wide range...

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Brian Allen Carr on Beverly Cleary, Magic, Fatherhood and the Last Horror Novel in the History of the World

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 4:11 PM

Brian Allen Carr lives in the Rio Grande Valley. His short fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Boulevard, Hobart, McSweeney's Small Chair, The Texas Observer and other publications. His most recent books are out with Lazy Fascist Press.

Loren Kleinman (LK): How would your publisher describe you in five...

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There's a Barracuda in the Attic With Kipp Friedman

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 5:26 PM

Kipp Friedman is the youngest son of writer Bruce Jay Friedman. A native New Yorker, Kipp holds B.A.s in History and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He began his career as a reporter and has worked in public relations and marketing. He is also a professional photographer and tennis...

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Stacy R. Nigliazzo and the Scissored Moon

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 9:43 PM

Stacy R. Nigliazzo is an emergency room nurse. Her debut poetry collection Scissored Moon was released by Press 53 last fall, and has been named a finalist for the 2013 Julie Suk Prize for Best Poetry Book (Jacar Press) and the 2014 Texas Institute of Letters First Book Award. Her...

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Publisher Talk: Andrew Keating Introduces Cobalt Press

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 3:49 PM

Andrew Keating is the publisher of the recently launched Cobalt Press and is the managing editor of Cobalt Review. His first book of fiction, Participants, was published by Thumbnail Press in 2012. Andrew holds an MBA from Johnson & Wales University and an MFA from University of Baltimore. He lives...

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The Kids Are All Right: Interview With U.K. National Youth Slam Champion Ollie O'Neill

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 5:29 PM

I met Ollie O'Neill at Listen Softly London, a live poetry event hosted by British poet Dominic Stevenson. Ollie is an eighteen year old slam poet from London, and is the U.K. National Youth Slam Champion (SLAMbassadors). She's an avid feminist and general loud mouth, which was just...

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