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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).


Together with Amye Archer, Loren is the co-editor of My Body, My Words, an anthology on body image recognized by BUSTHello Giggles, SheKnows, POP Sugar, Honeysuckle Magazine, the Brooklyn Rail, HippocampusWOW! Women on Writing, and Bustle. Loren’s nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, the Huffington Post, ROAR, Ploughshares, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Woman’s Day, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, BUST, USA Today, and Ms. She is the editor of the anthology Indie Authors Naked, which was an Amazon Top 100 bestseller in Journalism in the UK and USA.

Kleinman’s The Dark Cave Between My Ribs was named one of the best poetry books of 2014 by Entropy Magazine. She is a faculty member at New York Writer’s Workshop and a full-time freelance writer and social media strategist.  Stay with Me Awhile is her fourth collection of poetry.


Kleinman recently finished a short film with Director Jaime EkkensSuffering 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.  

For more information on Loren Kleinman's book If I Don't Make It, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings, co-edited with Amye Archer, see here.

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