And that, my friends, is the last you will hear of Klein's connection to the band. Because this interview is about Amy Klein the poet, the writer in her own right. We need not link Klein to another band to appreciate her talents. While you may know her for her work in the band, she's a tremendously gifted writer with a degree in English from Harvard. As you'll read, we spent most of the time talking about her experience as a poet, not as a songwriter. We had a fantastic discussion about poetry, from John Donne to the Japanese.
There was a sense, talking to Klein, that our discussion will be a mere footnote on the way to much bigger and greater things in her life. There is too much talent in her for me to think otherwise. And those bigger and greater things, at least from what she told me, do not necessarily involve music at all: when I asked about her legacy, her immediate response was that she'd like to write a few novels. Read more from Klein after the video: