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Sandra Kleven

Where: Anchorage
Genre(s): Fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, children's literature, essays
Job(s): Behavioral health consultant

Email: skleven (at)

Favorite Places in Alaska:
The view from the north bank of the Yukon at St Marys...for one.

Sandra Kleven is the editor of Cirque literary journal. She is a poet, filmmaker and essayist.  Her work has appeared in AQR, Oklahoma Review, Topic, Praxilla Stoneboat, f and the UAP anthology, Cold Flashes.  In 2012, two of her poems were nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  She recently won the F’Air Words prize in poetry.  Kleven has been awarded two Celebration Foundation grants.  She has authored two children’s books, plus a collection of poems.  Kleven holds an MFA in Creative Writing.  Kleven claims affinity for Alaska, where she lives with her husband, and Washington State where she was born. 


  • Talk About Touch (children's literature), Illumination Arts, 2012
  • Holy Land, HeartWorks, 2007
  • The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Story to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse (children's lit), Illumination Arts, 1999

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Please contact me for readings, workshops, classes, lectures, editorial services, manuscript consultation
I work with university and community writers.

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Listing last updated: March, 2013

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