Devils of Poetry - The Legend
The devils of poetry partied
in their devil party hats.
Their shoes were pointy opera shoes,
their faces mullioned and flat.
They hooted and they hollered
using words you should not say.
What gives? I asked and all they said was,
We were born this way.
To dance round fires set to light
when poets take a stand
against the rules and reason
that spoil poetry land.
If you get an invitation
please come and dance with me.
We’ll have a hoot and a hollering drunk
with the devils of poetry.
Devil of Poetry #12
Maestro Marcel -- Sold
A scary guy who will protect your soul, reminding you to come
forth in all your divine necessity. Works in the rough.
paper on canvas - unframed.)
was a mooly man
Who had a rubber hat
The funnier than that,--
He kept it in a can.
"Where Knock is Wide Open," Roethke
Devil of Poetry - # 17
Bad Lieutenant, Limpus (sometimes called Gaar)
Another of the dark fellowship, this devil will stand with you. He'll scare off those who want to rein
Price: $125 (11x14 " Acrylic and paper collage, Sandra Kleven, artist)
A lively understandable spirit
Once entertained you.
It will come
"The Lost Son," Roethke
Devil of Poetry #18
- Maynard G Krebs, beatnik (an Homage)
"Because bridges go up and down." (10x12 acrylic and paper, collage on wood, in wood frame $120
Artist - Sandy Kleven
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Devil of Poetry #15 Midnight in the gardens of others. (Acrylic and paper collage. 11x14)
Artist: Sandy Kleven $95
Devil of Poetry #9
Devil of poetry #19 The dissolving poet reminds one of what
happens when the poet relies too heavily on the workshop, the critic, the crowd. "Maintain your vision, poet."
(paper, acrylic collage on wood, 11x14) Sandra Kleven, artist - $95
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Today, I installed the devils at the International Gallery of Contemporary
Art. I begin to understand them more and to know their names. I will add what I have learned to this site.
The devils of poetry protect free expression -- they hate to be "rule-gagged" and they hoop and
holler whenever a poet challenges what is passed on as "correct" in poetry. They favor duende (deep, rough and real).
They throw a party when a poet breaks free from conformity to offer up something true, and new, and brilliant.
Sandra Kleven - Bio, Poetry
"I sure love my little devil. He sits near my
desk while I work." Anne Caston
Tiny sad Devil (above) SOLD
This little devil will remind you how you feel when someone
tries to restrain you. (6 x 6 x 2 " acrylic and paper collage, on canvas, able to sit on shelf.)
I am gathered together once more.
I embrace the world.
Long Waters," Roethke
Poetry #5 Madame Lascivia
Lascivia urges the sensuous, the flesh. Here is the
source of life -- or a life worth living. (11x14, acrylic and paper on wood) $95 framed.
Devil of Poetry #6
Devil of Poetry #6 SOLD -
Truth to Power - (Tell it.) (Acrylic and paper collage on wood 5 x 5 x 2) Artist,
Sandy Kleven $15
Devil of Poetry #7 --SOLD Party
Man - Wild Man. Wickedly handsome. Womanizer. (11x14 - Acrylic and paper collage, on wood. Framed) $95
Artist: Sandy Kleven
Devil's Playground #1
Torn paper transformed via the alchemy of poetry into deserted mountain
range. (Paper, acrylic collage, 6 x 6" on block of wood. Free standing. ) Sandy Kleven, artist $35
Like the piece above only different. 6x6x2" (Acrylic and
paper on block of wood. Can stand alone.) $35
back of your high horse
(unbridled) riding naked,
over lies, and railroad ties,
screech to the
Fly to the moss felted
cradle of the liver spotted worm and
sing your birth song.
Out of order, out of
out of jail, most of the time,
YOU will SHINE.
SHOWING - JULY 2010
Prior to the July show, Devils of Poetry may be purchased on-line via Paypal.