Michael Klein

New York, United States

Michael Klein has written three books of poems and two books of prose and his poetry, essays and interviews with poets have appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, New England Review, BLOOM, Fence, Provincetown Arts and many other publications.  He has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, the summer program at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and for the past 16 years, in the MFA Program in Writing at Goddard College in Vermont.  His newest publications are States of Independence (winner of the 2011 BLOOM Chapbook Award chosen by Rigoberto Gonzalez) and The Talking Day, his third book of poems which will be published by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2013.  He lives in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts.


  • Track Conditions , University of Wisconsin Press (1994)
  • then, we were still living , GenPop Books (2010)
  • The Talking Day , Sibling Rivalry Press (2012)
  • The End of Being Known , University of Wisconsin Press (2008)
  • 1990 , Provincetown Arts Press (1993)
  • States of Independence , Bloom Books (2012)


  • Lambda Literary Award(1994)
  • Lambda Literary Award(1989)
  • Fellowship in Poetry from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown(1990)


  • Writing Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College (August 1992 - May 1995)
  • Writing Faculty at Goddard College (June 1994 - )
  • Visiting Writer at Binghamton University (1998 - 1999)
  • Visiting Writer at City College of New York (2002 - 2004)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts (January 1990)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry