Loren Kleinman

Loren Kleinman


Loren Kleinman's nonfiction has appeared in Ms., The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Cosmopolitan, and more. She's the author of more than five poetry collections, and her co-edited collection with Amye Archer My Body, My Words (Big Table Publishing), was named  one of the “11 New Feminist Books That Could Totally Change Your Year” by Bustle. She's the co-editor of the book If I Don't Make It, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings (Skyhorse), which collects more than sixty narratives from school shooting survivors, family members, and community leaders covering fifty years of shootings in America, from the 1966 UT-Austin Tower shooting through May 2018’s Santa Fe shooting.

Loren Kleinman Articles

Jennifer Herbstritt (sister) and Jeremy Herbstritt on their aunt's front porch. (Courtesy of the Herbstritt family)

What The Mother Of A School Shooting Victim Taught Me About Parenthood

While planning to have a child of my own, I often asked myself: What would it feel like to parent a child who later died unexpectedly in a school shooting?