Stepping out from the anonymity of The Poetry Department, I am enormously pleased to invite you to an exhibition of my found poems at Peter Miller Books in Seattle.

The announcement (which I did not write!) reads:
“It is an honor to present our show for May: Orchestrated Light by J.I. Kleinberg. A collection of visual poems that span subjects from memory to light, some are haunting, all are lyrical, all are brilliant. They represent a remarkable, intuitive artistic sense, and are ever a clear signal of the powers of Judy Kleinberg.”

Rescheduled from its original launch date of May 2020, the show will run through May, with two events planned:

Opening celebration on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 5:00-7:00pm
First Thursday Seattle Art Walk on Thursday, May 5, 5:00-7:30pm

I’ll be there for both and would be thrilled and honored if you would join me. Please come. Bring friends. Spread the word.

Peter Miller Books, which stocks a breathtaking selection of titles on architecture and design as well as an array of exquisitely designed housewares and implements, is located in Pioneer Square, on Post Alley between S. Main and S. Jackson Street, and is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm. PLEASE NOTE: Peter Miller Books is just a couple of blocks from the new Open Books location, so definitely allow time for both!

(There’s nothing about the gallery or events on the website, so please leave a Comment here or contact the store if you have questions.) Hope to see you there!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2022

…your gifts many

December 18, 2021

With gratitude and best wishes.
May your heart be full © j.i. kleinberg 2021


March 20, 2021


find it

June 8, 2020

In case you haven’t finished reading the Sunday New York Times, we’re happy to report that found poetry has found its way to Section D, Page 9 of the New York edition with the headline: “Find Poetry In These Pages.” Easy-to-follow instructions, plus the author’s assurance that “Poetry isn’t scary.”

Happily, you can also find Leah Umansky’s article online and learn more about the poet on her website.

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image: Poem by Leah Umansky

Earth Day

April 22, 2020

found poem © j.i. kleinberg
Happy Earth Day!

February 14

February 14, 2020

found poem © j.i. kleinberg

Read some love poems.
Happy Valentine’s Day.


December 12, 2019

For the season, the holidays, the year ahead, more light.
J.I. Kleinberg

where you find it

December 10, 2019

Rich Maschner, a fellow participant in the August Poetry Postcard Fest, posted this wonderful found-cork poem on Facebook, reminding us that it has been a while since we posted about found poetry.

Much missed since it ceased publication in 2016, The Found Poetry Review is still available online. If you’re new to found poetry or looking for ways to spark your next project, have a look at the Resources pages.

UNLOST is a journal of found poetry and art.

Air Salt: A Trauma Mémoire as a Result of the Fall (University of Calgary Press) is a new book by Ian Kinney that uses a variety of found materials to comprehend and recover from a seven-story fall.

See Double Press has published a number of exquisite books of erasure poetry by Mary Ruefle, Lia Purpura, and Lawrence Sutin.

digital found poem is a “random poetic text generator.”


(And by the way, it may only be December, but signups are open for the 2020 August Poetry Postcard Fest.)

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photo used with permission


November 28, 2019

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