On this episode of Creative Conversations, I get to sit down with poet Steven Kleinman. Steven is a very accomplished writer, and spolier alert: he is also my husband.
It was great to do an episode with someone I know and love, and whose process I have gotten to witness over the years. Earlier this year, Steven had his first book of poetry published: ‘Life Cycle of A Bear.’ Steven’s work has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Oversound, The Iowa Review, The Gettysburg Review, Copper Nickel, and numerous other journals.
He has been anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2020. He is currently the Director of the Creative Writing Department at the University of the Arts. I loved talking to Steven about how he found his way into writing and how he was able to grow his craft.
It is great to hear how his writing evolved and how he continues to work with young poets helping them find their own voice. You can learn more about his poetry at: stevenkleinmanpoetry.com