Philadelphia resident Ish Klein is not only a fine poet whose work dances on the border between mawkish sentimentality and lyrical poignancy, she's also an excellent--if extremely bizarre--filmmaker.
Here's a taste:

Her films often make me laugh so hard I find myself utterly depressed. Hahaha (sob). They're like Roman Polanski films if Polanski worked in Pee Wee's Playhouse.
Here's another:

Her poems and films haunt in such a glorious fashion, I often find myself thinking about them in the most inappropriate and unexpected places.
And so apropos of nothing as is most appropriate, I thought I'd share them here.

Originally Published: July 24th, 2008

Travis Nichols is the author of two books of poetry: Iowa (2010, Letter Machine Editions) and See Me Improving (2010); and he is the author of two novels: Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder (2012) and The More You Ignore Me (2013). He has contributed to The Believer, Paste, The...