Accessible and humane; observed with the story-tellers keenness and warmth, this is poetry to go back to again and again.
"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"
"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"
Wendy Klein's poetry has appeared in anthologies and poetry magazines. A retired family psychotherapist, she is a regular reader at the Troubadour and Poets' Cafe in Reading. She enjoys belly-dancing and the curative company of dogs.