Haunted Importantly

haunted importantly

I'm Michael Klein, a poet and writer who has written three books of poems, a memoir, a book of essays, and a chapbook of prose poems (or they might actually be very short lyric essays).  My memoir, "Track Conditions," is about my experiences on the racetrack and being groom to Kentucky Derby winner, Swale. I've also edited three anthologies which all face, in one way or another, the AIDS pandemic.  

Lately, I've been doing a lot of critical essays -- on poetry mostly, for the Rumpus and Los Angeles Review of Books websites.  And I've also been enjoying doing interviews over the years -- mostly, with poets, though I have also interviewed writer and activist Eve Ensler and the theatre composer and lyricist, Adam Guettel (which I still have to transcribe.  It's very long).  I also teach in the MFA Program at Goddard College and in the summers have lately been doing a week-long memoir workshop at Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro.  

At Haunted Importantly, I will be sharing news and published work and provide links to everything I can remember.  And, eventually, there may be a blog, too about the movies and theater and other stuff I go to, when I leave my husband and dog and cat alone. Basically, I want this to be an open forum for ideas as they occur -- my mind, in space.  Or elsewhere, depending on the temperature.  

Readings in 2019
Saturday, April 27 — The Tucson Poetry Festival - featured poet

Readings in 2016
Monday, July 10th – The Frost Place, Franconia, NH @8:00pm
w/Rachel Eliza Griffiths  

Saturday, August 20th – BGSQD/LGBT Community Center @7:00
Benefit for Sibling Rivalry Press

Saturday, September 11th – Jefferson Market Library @2:00pm

Tuesday, September 20th – Reading in Bryant Park @7:00pm
w/Ocean Vuong, Ari Banais, Bryan Borland and francine j. harris

Saturday, October 22nd – Sunday, October 23rd – Reading and Panel Discussions
The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, Newark, NJ

Wednesday, October 26th – BGSQD/LGBT Community Center @7:00

Readings in 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015 – BGSQD/GLBT Community Center @7:00
w/ Joan Larkin and Tony Leuzzi
New York, NY

Saturday, April 25, 2015 – West Hollywood Library @3:30pm
w/Amy Gerstler, Collin Kelly, Steven Reigns, Terry Wolverton
West Hollywood, CA

Monday, April 27, 2015 – Brookdale Community College @7:00pm
w/Jamaal May and Eduardo Corral
Red Bank, NJ

Saturday, May 16, 2015 – Booth Library @5pm
Ridgefield, CT

Saturday, June 6, 2015 – AMP Gallery @5pm
w/Melanie Braverman and Toby Olson
Provincetown, MA

Saturday, July 25, 2015 – Merryall Center @8pm
w/Patricia Spears Jones and Patrick Donnelly
New Milford, CT

Monday, August 10, 2015 – Provincetown Art Association and Museum @7pm
w/Andrea Cohen
Provincetown, MA

Saturday, September 9, 2015 – AMP Gallery @7pm
w/painter Barbara Cohen
Provincetown, MA

Sunday, September 20, 2015 – Studio 10 Gallery @4pm
Brooklyn, NY

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 – Bryant Park @6:30pm
w/Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Michael Morse and Sean Singer
New York, NY

Friday, October 9, 2015 – Poets House @7pm
w/Andrea Cohen

Monday, October 19, 2015 – Blacksmith House @8pm
Cambridge, MA

Sunday, October 25, 2015 – Hudson Valley Writers Center @4:30pm
w/Denise Duhamel and Maureen Seaton
Terrytown, NY

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 – McNally Jackson Bookstore @7pm
w/Marie Howe
New York, NY

Readings in 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014 – The Carriage House @ 7:30
w/Paul Lisicky and others for Folio Lit Journal Launch
2333 18th Street NW
Washington, DC

Wednesday, April 23rd – Barnes & Noble @ 7PM
Publishing Triangle Awards Finalist Reading
150 East 86th Street
New York, NY

Tuesday, April 29th – Leslie Lohman Gallery @6PM
Lambda Literary Award Finalist Reading
26 Wooster Street
New York, NY 

Thursday, May 1st – Word Bookstore @6PM
Lambda Literary Award Finalist Reading
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY

Friday, May 9th – Red Sofa Reading Series @ Indy Hall @7PM
w/Leah Umansky and Kasey Jueds
22 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, May 15th – Giovanni's Room @5:30
Lambda Literary Awards Finalist Reading
345 South 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, May 29th – Berl's Poetry Shop @7PM
w/Sophie Cabot Black, David Groff, r. erica doyle, Kamisha Aisha Moon, 
Angelo Nikolopoulos and Ana Bozicevic
126A Front Street
Brooklyn, NY  

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 – Bryant Park Reading Series @7:15
w/Kathryn Levy, Filip Marinovich and Danniel Schoonebeek
Bryant Park @ 42nd Street and 6th Avenue
New York, NY

Saturday, August 16th, 2014 – AMP Gallery @6PM
w/David Ryan, Alden Jones and Christina Davis
148 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA

Readings in 2013
February 1, 2013 – Pete’s Candy Store
w/Steven Cramer

February 6, 2013 – White Swallow Reading Series
Cornelia Street Café
New York, NY
w/Christopher Bram and Steven Cramer

February 11, 2013 – Blacksmith House
Cambridge, MA

February 13, 2013 – NYU Bookstore
New York, NY
w/Eileen Myles and Tina Chang

March 14, 2013 – Poets House
New York, NY
w/Matthew Dickman

March 28, 2013 – Monroe Community College
Rochester, NY

April 29, 2013 - KGB
New York, NY
w/Will Schutt

May 14, 2013 – The New School
New York, NY

June 13, 2013 - Bureau of General Studies Queer Division
w/Benjamin Grossberg

July 9, 2013 – Bryant Park Reading Series
New York, NY
w/Susan Wheeler, Saeed Jones, Angelo Nikolopoulos

September 15, 2013 – Brookline Public Library
Brookline, MA
w/Steven Cramer

October 8, 2013 - 36th Annual Old Dominion University Literary Festival
Norfolk, Virginia