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 is the author of UNION!, MOVING DAY, and CONSOLATION AND MIRTH, all published by Canarium Books. She grew up in Long Island, and was educated at Columbia University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. A filmmaker as well as a poet, she's received a Digital Filmmaker Residency from the National Endowment for the Arts, and her films have been screened at the Stuttgart Film Winter festival, Arlene's Picture Show, and the Philadelphia Film Festival.Author City: AMHERST, MA USA