The Talking Day

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Poetry. LGBT Studies. Fire Island, Bette Davis, reincarnation, the movies, Henry James, the Russian baths, being lonely in public, following strangers, washing a corpse, the FDR Drive and the racetrack all figure predominantly in Michael Klein's THE TALKING DAY—a talking book of poems that speak to the terrible beauty of the world we live in and the world we live without. "I'm dumb about the world. To me, it always looks haunted" is the first line of the first poem in this book and by the end, that haunting has ...
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Overview


Poetry. LGBT Studies. Fire Island, Bette Davis, reincarnation, the movies, Henry James, the Russian baths, being lonely in public, following strangers, washing a corpse, the FDR Drive and the racetrack all figure predominantly in Michael Klein's THE TALKING DAY—a talking book of poems that speak to the terrible beauty of the world we live in and the world we live without. "I'm dumb about the world. To me, it always looks haunted" is the first line of the first poem in this book and by the end, that haunting has turned fear into grace.

"This is a book of such modesty and greatness. Michael writes about the most private situation and warmly includes all its angles, and losses, boondoggles and altars. His subject is this: how I am inside my life. There's something notebook-y here too which is how the book is elegant. The flow is approximate. Anything can happen 'in' here because that's how it feels to be alive in an uncharted and open world."—Eileen Myles

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937420277
  • Publisher: Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Pages: 70
  • Sales rank: 1,399,559
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Meet the Author


Michael Klein's poetry collections are THE TALKING DAY (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013), THEN, WE WERE STILL LIVING (GenPop Books, 2010), a Lambda Literary Award finalist, and 1990 (Provincetown Arts Press, 1993), which tied with James Schuyler to win the award in 1993. His books of prose are Track Conditions (Persea Books, 1997), a memoir, and The End of Being Known (University of Wisconsin Press, 2003), essays. He lives in New York City and Provincetown, Massachusetts.
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