Found poems from J.I. Kleinberg
Editor’s Note: We are delighted to publish some “found poems” by J.I. Kleinberg. The poems are discovered text fragments by the artist in various media outlets (magazines, newspapers, etc) and reorganized with a new purpose. When asked about her process, J.I. Kleinberg says, ” You may have had the occasional experience of looking at a page in a book and seeing what looks like a little river of white, where the spaces between the words seem to line up and flow across the page. You know that was not intended as part of the page design, but there it is. What I do is similar, but instead of spaces, I see the accidental phrases created by words stacked on top of one another.” Read more of J.I. Kleinberg’s visual poems in our upcoming issue.
J.I. Kleinberg is artist, poet and freelance writer. Co-author of the book Fat Stupid Ugly: One Woman’s Courage to Survive (Health Communications, Inc.), she holds a B.A. and M.A. in Design from U.C. Berkeley. Her writing has appeared in numerous literary journals and her poem Better Homes & Gardens was recently nominated for a Pushcart prize. Her work on a series of found poems, now numbering nearly 750, is featured in the current issue of Whatcom Magazine and samples of her found poems can be seen in the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Truck, Silver Birch Press May Poetry Series and Star 82 Review. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, and doesn’t own a television.