Seattle-Saginaw: The Reach of Theodore Roethke
Defiance Street
CIRQUE - Book Fair Signing - AWP
Blue Moon for Poets Reading
Poetry Parley
Poets in Winter - The Series
Alaska Poets in Winter ~ 2013
Alaska Poets in Winter ~ 2013 - Morgan
Alaska Poets in Winter ~ 2013 - Emily Wall
Live & Moving, 2012
Amazing M-P
Spenard Jazz Festival
Kleven as poet
Creative Process
Fremont Show
"Like This" -- in production
HeartWorks Press
HeartWorks Press Catalog
Mike's Vita
Aniak dances
Poems on the Fly 2010
Poem at Christmas - 2009
"To the Moon" - Roethke
Roethke Score
Roethke - Running commentary
Roethke Poetry
Roethke film - Raw footage
"To the Moon! Credits
Poster - The Making of Roethke tribute
T-Shirts and more for Roethke
Production Stills
"Plotting" Midnight Sun Cafe
Naked Seattle - Fremont Solstice
BHS Class of '63


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Artist's Statement
   I am an inventor, in that I create new things.  My media are various -- words, paint, pixals. At times, I work with made up methods and approaches.  I am enthralled with the idea of applying skills from visual arts as devices within literary work.  Sometimes, I create experience, events, presentations.   Because I want my creations to have life in the world, I have learned to present my work in pleasing ways.  I have learned to advocate for my work, to never abandon it and most of all to believe in my work. 
  I am concerned about freedom, hope, darkness,  compassion, eros, and transcendence.  While these abstract notions interest me, I function, in the day to day world, with focus and drive.  I am pragmatic.  I set goals.  I draw up plans and I carry them out. I take on more than time allows, but I carry on and carry through until something comes of it. 
  My current focus outside of my own work is in collaboration with my adult sons, Michael and Tyler, who work with photography and video production.  We are conceptualizing some documentary work and expect to begin a search for financing within the year.
  I also build "value added" products from the work of other artists.  These include posters, earrings, carvings, and t-shirts.  My husband, Rich, figures heavily in this work, building mounts for scupture and hand crafted wooden boxes.  My visual work in collage and acrylic has been on hold while I finish my Masters of Fine Arts degree in poetry. 
   I am an inventor, a designer, a poet, writer and, most accurately, a creative freelancer, who comes up with all kinds of intriguing prospects.  Like my husband says, when he gets a new idea, I don't know where it comes from... I just pull it out of the air.     
   Sandra Kleven, 1/2/09


With Seattle artist, Joe Reno



November 9. 2008 Anchorage Daily News "Leave Tragedy Behind"

Work with village boys

More about that


Poetry reading

Book signing


Old Mud Houses Don't Burn, and other stories from The Delta Discovery


Anchorage Daily News, Creative Writing Contest, 2008, 1st Place Non-fiction, open to the public, "Jaden is Calling."
Anchorage Daily News, Creative Writing Contest, 2006, Honorable Mention, poetry, "Bridges."
Grant award, Celebration Foundation, 2006
Benjamin Franklin Award, 2000, The Right Touch
EMMY, "The Touching Problem," 1981


3978 Defiance Street

Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Link to CIRQUE @ AWP