Steven Kleinman grew up in Havertown, Pennsylvania.
Steven Kleinman is the author of Life Cycle of a Bear, winner of the 2019 Philip Levine Poetry Prize. His book will be published in January of 2021. His work is available from the American Poetry Review, Copper Nickel, the Iowa Review, the Gettysburg Review, Oversound, as well as others. He has received support from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences, and received his MFA from the University of Maryland. Steven is a contributing manager at the American Poetry Review, where he co-hosts the APR podcast. He teaches poetry at the University of the Arts BFA, and he is the faculty coordinator of the Art Alliance Writers’ Workshop.
He and his wife, Gabrielle Mandel, live in Philadelphia with their dog Izzie Fartallini.