Loren Kleinman

loren-kleinman-headshotCountry: United States
film: Suffering is the Easy Part


Loren Kleinman is an American-born poet and writer with roots in New Jersey. Her writing explores the results of love and loss, and how both themes affect an individual’s internal and external voice. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Drew University and an M.A. in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Sussex (UK).
Her poetry appeared in The New York Times, Drunken Boat, The Moth, Domestic Cherry, Blue Lake Review, Columbia Journal, Stony Thursday Anthology (Arts Council Ireland) LEVURE LITTÉRAIRE, Nimrod, Wilderness House Literary Review, Narrative Northeast, Writer’s Bloc, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Paterson Literary Review (PLR), Resurgence (UK), HerCircleEzine and Aesthetica Annual. She was the recipient of the Spire Press Poetry Prize (2003), was a 2000, 2003, and 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee, and was a 2004 Nimrod/Pablo Neruda Prize finalist for poetry.

In 2003, Spire Press (NYC) published her first collection of poetry Flamenco Sketches, which explored the relationship between love and jazz. Kleinman judged the literary entries for the book Alt-History: New Writing from Brighton published by QueenSpark Books (UK). She was also a contributing editor/writer for the Cancer Dancer by Patricia San Pedro. Kleinman is also a columnist forIndieReader.com (IR) where she interviews NYT bestselling indie authors. Many of those interviews in IR reappeared in USA Today and The Huffington Post. Her essays have appeared in Good Housekeeping, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Woman’s Day.

Her second collection of poetry, The Dark Cave Between My Ribs was released in March 2014 (Winter Goose Publishing), and was an Amazon Top 100 bestseller in Women’s Poetry and chosen as one of the best poetry books of the first half of 2014 by Entropy Magazine. Poems from The Dark Cave were also nominated for the 2015 Pushcart Prize. She is the author of Indie Authors Naked(IndieReader Publishing, 2014), which was an Amazon Top 100 bestseller in Journalism in the UK and USA. Her third collection of poetry Breakable Things released via Winter Goose Publishing March 2015.

Her fourth collection of poetry (prose poems), Stay with Me Awhile, released April 2016 via Winter Goose Publishing and her debut novel, This Way to Forever released with Evatopia Press late August 2016. You can read her interview with Joyce Lamb on USA Today.
She recently finished a memoir The Woman with a Million Hearts published by BlazeVOX, and is currently working on a screenplay called Self, Help.

The Nettles Artists Collective plans to produce a full production of A House of Skin and Bone, inspired by her poetry collection The Dark Cave Between My Ribs. The full production will premiere April/May 2017 at the end of National Poetry Month and the start of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Kleinman recently finished a short film, Suffering Is the Easy Part, which premiered at the Manhattan Film Festival and won the ASIFA EAST award for Best Writing. This short film continues to make its way around the world from India to Italy to New York City, and many, many more locations.