Wendy Klein


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Wendy Klein’s journeys… vibrate with a sense of the local, the vivid, the tangible, the olfactory, her poet’s eye constantly weighing the value of intimate detail against the cold sweep of history.
                                                                                                Anne-Marie Fyfe

These intense and finely-managed poems memorably ponder the tugs of the past on collision course with a restless hunger to explore. Klein’s keen and distinctive rhythmic control (the ‘twitch and tingle’ of a beat, as she has it) itself renders shifting and subtly changing perceptions and self-exploration. … restraint and technical finesse, gives her poems (unflinching and by turns, hilarious, raw, tender) the power to reverberate in the mind long after a first or second reading.
                                                                                                                                 Peter Carpenter