Loren Kleinman's poetry is staring you dead in the face and daring you to blink. Not much so stark, has ever dared to be so cleanly beautiful - the lines crisp, the silences their own loud singing. Nothing lets you look away; lets you be left alone.
Loren Kleinman writes about longing and loving, touch and loss, truth, absence, and ultimately, the soul. [Her] poems are moving, the sentiment naked, and the language irresistible. I'm grateful to have been invited to into this writer's mind and heart and world.
Loren Kleinman’s poems in The Dark Cave Between My Ribs are explorations of love and loss, longing and passion. Kleinman peels away at the scrim we try to hide behind so we don’t see our own scars or the scars we have inflicted on the world. This book is an amazing achievement.
Loren Kleinman, Writer / Jaime Ekkens, Director
Suffering is the Easy Part is a short, partially animated documentary about trauma, trauma's aftermath, depression and the healing process. The film is a voice over narrative that chronicles a sexual assault, the crushing silence and depression surrounding survivors afterward, the mental health issues that arise in the wake of trauma and the healing power of art. The story is about how to overcome the worst moments of our lives and ultimately find happiness and success at the end of a dark journey.