The latest installment of GenPop Magazine includes poems by Michael Klein, whose poetry collection, then, we were still living, is forthcoming from GenPop Books in Fall 2010. We’ve excerpted four previously unpublished beauties from the manuscript, with a focus on–go figure–2001, and Afghanistan, and war in general, and, of course, movies.

Michael Klein’s books are: Track Conditions, a memoir, The End of Being Known, a memoir, and 1990, a book of poems which tied with James Schuyler to win a Lambda Literary Award in 1993. He teaches in the MFA Program at Goddard College and is on the summer faculty at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He is currently working on a book version of his blog to be called States of Independence. He divides his time between Provincetown and New York City.