Loren Kleinman is an American-born writer with roots in New Jersey. Her writing explores the results of love and loss, and how both themes affect an individual’s internal and external voice.  She has a B.A. in English Literature from Drew University and an M.A. in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Sussex (UK).

Her nonfiction has appeared in Independent, Ms.,  Good HousekeepingSeventeen, Cosmopolitan, RedbookThe New York Times, New York Daily News, Scary Mommy, Parents, Ravishly, Nimrod, USA Today, BUST, Ploughshares, Open Minds Quarterly, Honeysuckle Magazine, Romper, Marie Claire, The Huffington Post, Your Tango, The Rumpus, New York Magazine (The Cut), Gay Magazine, and  Woman’s Day

Kleinman is the co-editor of the book If I Don’t Make It, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings (Skyhorse Publishing, Summer 2019) with Amye Archer.  This book presents primary narratives written by survivors of school shootings from the last 55 years. Our book includes more than 75 personal narratives written by survivors, including doctors, lawyers, families of shooters, parents, students, etc. In addition to the book, there will be a corresponding digital archive, which will include more than 250 artifacts from survivors of school shootings. This archive will be free and open to the public, shortly, on our site.

Agonizing accounts of school shootings, amply showing that “you don’t have to be a combat veteran to be exposed to violent trauma in America.” – Kirkus Reviews

Order your copy today. A portion of the proceeds go to survivors of gun violence.


Her memoir The Woman with a Million Hearts was published by BlazeVOX, and she co-edited a collection of essays with co-editor Amye Archer (Fat Girl Skinny) about the body, My Body, My Words (Big Table Publishing), which Bustle named as one of the “11 New Feminist Books That Could Totally Change Your Year.” My Body, My Words has also received media attention from Hello Giggles, BUST, Pop Sugar, WOW! Women on Writing, and more. More press listed at www.mybodymywords.com.

My Body, My Words was named one of the “11 New Feminist Books That Could Totally Change Your Year” by Bustle.

Her poetry appeared in Drunken Boat, The MothDomestic Cherry, Blue Lake Review, Columbia Journal, Stony Thursday Anthology (Arts Council Ireland) LEVURE LITTÉRAIRENimrod, Wilderness House Literary Review, Narrative Northeast, Writer’s Bloc, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Paterson Literary Review (PLR), Resurgence (UK), HerCircleEzine and Aesthetica Annual. She was the recipient of the Spire Press Poetry Prize (2003), was a 2000, 2003, and 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee, and was a 2004 Nimrod/Pablo Neruda Prize finalist for poetry.

In 2003, Spire Press (NYC) published her first collection of poetry Flamenco Sketches, which explored the relationship between love and jazz. Her second collection of poetry, The Dark Cave Between My Ribs was released in March 2014 (Winter Goose Publishing), and was an Amazon Top 100 bestseller in Women’s Poetry and chosen as one of the best poetry books of the first half of 2014 by Entropy Magazine.  Poems from The Dark Cave were also nominated for the 2015 Pushcart Prize. Her fourth collection of poetry (prose poems), Stay with Me Awhile, released April 2016 via Winter Goose Publishing and her novel, This Way to Forever released with Evatopia Press late August 2016. You can read her interview with Joyce Lamb on USA Today.

Kleinman judged the literary entries for the book Alt-History: New Writing from Brighton published by QueenSpark Books (UK). She was also a contributing editor/writer for the Cancer Dancer by Patricia San Pedro. Kleinman was a columnist for IndieReader.com (IR) where she interviewed NYT bestselling indie authors. Many of those interviews in IR reappeared in USA Today and The Huffington Post. She is the author of Indie Authors Naked (IndieReader Publishing, 2014), which was an Amazon Top 100 bestseller in Journalism in the UK and USA. Her third collection of poetry Breakable Things released via Winter Goose Publishing March 2015.

A House of Skin and Bone produced by The Nettles Artists Collective.

The Nettles Artists Collective produced a multimedia and physical theater presentation called A House of Skin and Bone inspired by her poetry collection The Dark Cave Between My Ribs.

Kleinman recently finished a short film with Director Jaime Ekkens, Suffering Is the Easy Part, which premiered at the Manhattan Film Festival and won the ASIFA EAST award for Best Writing. This short film continues to make its way around the world from India to Italy to New York City, and is distributed by Seed & Spark and Docademia.

She also co-founded National Translation Month, a month-long celebration of writing in translation during the month of September. Kleinman was a blogger for The Huffington Post and former faculty member at New York Writers Workshop.

Loren Kleinman

Loren Kleinman

Loren Kleinman

Author Interviews & Reviews


At the Inkwell series with Beverly Donofrio (Riding in Cars with Boys) and Kaylie Jones (Lies My Mother Never Told Me, and more) 
Friday, June 14, 7PM-9PM at KGB

Art Talk, The Price of Everything, a solo exhibition by Jennie Barrese
Closing reception poetry reading at the Porter Contemporary, Saturday, January 4, 4PM-6PM

Co-wrote a sketch on love and relationships, Love Call (Comedy Short)

Red Wheel Barrow 6 Anthology Kick Off, William Carlos Williams Center

Live Like A Fruit Fly (Book Trailer Script Written by Loren Kleinman)

Ben Tanzer video Interview
Sunday, April 6, at 7:30PM, Lost in Space Book Release 

Ben Tanzer Book Release
Sunday, April 6, at 7:30PM for Lost in Space at Mellow Pages Library Reading