Ish Klein


Ish Klein a founding member of  Anthology Poets Theatre of Kalamazoo Michigan.

She was also the founding member and artistic director of the Connecticut River Valley Poets Theater of Amherst, MA or CRVPT (2012-2018).  Her  play, “In A Word, Faust” has been performed internationally; it was published by the Cambridge Literary Review. My play, The Orchids, has been performed at the Shea theater and at Dixon Place and was a finalist for the Leslie Scalapino Award. Ish is also the author of the full length plays The Dee MenDrummer 41, and The Storm (a play based on the Tempest as told from the point of view of the island). Her published books of poetry are: The New Sun Time, Consolation and Mirth, Moving Day, and Union! and the chapbook “Every Animal Is Your Mother”.  She attended the Iowa Writers Workshop for Poetry and Columbia University. Ish  from Long Beach, New York. Read her poems on the Poetry Foundation website. Her poems are also online at Incessant Pipe, Fence magazine, and the website of the Academy of American Poets.


•Finalist for The Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers, New York, NY, 2016 •Assets for Artists Program, North Adams, MA, 2012 •Gershwin Hotel Artist in Residence, New York, NY, 2012 •NEA Digital Filmmaker in Residence, Squeaky Wheel Media, Buffalo, NY, 2005 •Independent Feature Project (IFP) Project Involve Fellow, New York, NY, 2003