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Book Title: The Dark Cave Between My Ribs|
The author of the book: Loren Kleinman
ISBN 13: 9781941058060
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 968 KB
Edition: Winter Goose Publishing
Date of issue: March 12th 2014
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I had the pleasure of attending a book reading by Ms. Kleinman, where she shared poetry from The Dark Cave Between My Ribs.
The first thing I noticed was that she was a woman with an easy smile who was approachable and welcoming. Unlike many poets I've met, she did not give off an air of seriousness. It's no wonder that her poetry, though dark at times, is easily accessible.
I read poetry often to find inspiration, and unfortunately, so much of modern-day poetry sounds stilted, as if it's only meant to be understood by literary scholars. This is exactly why I believe poetry intimidates readers. Ms. Kleinman must also know this, as her work is anything but awkward.
We are able to relate to the topics in The Dark Cave Between My Ribs because we've all lived them, or will one day live them. Ms. Kleinman's themes of love and loss, life and family, and my favorite -- redemption touched me in their simplicity, and yet, they are not simple subjects.
One poem in particular "We Still Have Time" struck me as the perfect poem to end the book. It speaks of life and love, and it's about endings. And yet, even as I reread the poem several times, I knew I did not want the book to end. Ms. Kleinman has a unique voice, and her words will continue to stay with you for a very long time.
Read information about the authorLoren Kleinman’s poetry has appeared in journals such as Drunken Boat, Nimrod, Wilderness House Literary Review, Paterson Literary Review, Narrative Northeast and Journal of New Jersey Poets. Her interviews appeared in IndieReader, USA Today and The Huffington Post. She is the author of Flamenco Sketches and Indie Authors Naked, which was an Amazon Top 100 bestseller in Journalism in the UK and USA. Her second poetry collection The Dark Cave Between My Ribs released March 2014 (Winter Goose Publishing). She was the recipient of the Spire Press Poetry Prize (2003), was a 2000 and 2003 Pushcart Prize nominee, and was a 2004 Nimrod/Pablo Neruda Prize finalist for poetry. Her literary romance novel, This Way to Forever will be out April 2015 through The Only RX Press. She runs a blog on The Huffington Post Books vertical and is working on her third poetry collection Breakable Things.
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