Sandra Kleven walks a path of beautiful grit and hard honesty that remains uncompromising throughout.
In poems like “Lament for Scott” and “As She Waits for Word on Her Biopsy,” she gnaws her thoughts
on aging to the bone with confessions borne of a poet’s long consideration. Kleven’s prose pieces are wall-to-wall
poems. She speaks of the famous Blue Moon tavern, of the birth of the second half of the 20th century, and of Theodore Roethke
better than he ever did.
- Nathan Brown, Oklahoma Poet Laureate and author of My Sideways Heart
artwork by David Kennicott