Poetry. Ish Klein's third collection, CONSOLATION AND MIRTH, has at its center a book-within-the-book, a series of short riddles which take as their inspiration a 10th-Century codex of Anglo-Saxon poetry. In these riddles and the brilliant, far-ranging poems that surround them, Klein continues her exploration of the rough and beautiful seas of being alive, because, as she writes, "a human has a right to try her human feeling / then take the ship that's left and steer it through its reeling."
Ish Klein's published books are THE NEW SUN TIME (Canarium, 2020), CONSOLATION AND MIRTH (Canarium, 2015), MOVING DAY (Canarium, 2011), and UNION! (Canarium, 2009), and her poems have also appeared in Triple Canopy, Fence, jubilat, Versal, on the Poetry Foundation website, and elsewhere. Ish is a founding member of the Connecticut River Valley Poets Theater. Her play, In A Word, Faust, has been performed internationally and was published by the Cambridge Literary Review. She's also the author of many other plays, including Partial Tempest, The Dee Men, Drummer 41, and The Orchids, which was a finalist for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers.Author City: AMHERST, MA USA