This spring Visiting Writers Series brings to campus poet/playwright Ishmael Klein, author of Consolation and Mirth, Moving Day and Union!
Klein attended the Iowa Writers Workshop for Poetry and Columbia University where she was a student of Kenneth Koch. Her poems have appeared on the Poetry Foundation website, Fence Magazine, Epiphany Magazine and Jubilat among others.
Klein is a founding member of the Connecticut River Valley Poets Theater or CRVPT. Her play, “In A Word, Faust” has been performed internationally; it was published by the Cambridge Literary Review. Her play, The Orchids, was a finalist for the Leslie Scalapino Award. She is also the author of the plays The Dee Men, Drummer 41, and The Storm (a play based on the Tempest as told from the point of view of the island).
Her free reading will begin at 6 p.m. in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.