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Dubious Angels: Poems After Paul Klee

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Poetry. "In DUBIOUS ANGELS," Keith Ratzlaff takes a wild leap heavenwards out of antic collisions--collisions between mayhem and majesty, insouciance and piety, piracy and the absolute poverty of an angel's way. This is a spry book, and sobering., 'Like a road/ disappearing in the trees'--Donald Revell. "DUBIOUS ANGELS is collaborative in the deepest sense, one artist taki ...more
Paperback, 102 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Anhinga Press
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Danielle Barnhart
Sep 05, 2011 Danielle Barnhart rated it it was amazing
Keith Ratzlaff’s book, Dubious Angels: poems after Paul Klee, is a collection of twenty seven poems juxtaposed with the playful paintings and illustrations of Paul Klee’s angels. The images had been done while Klee was dying of schleroderma. “Winged figures had appeared before in Klee’s work, but these late angels are obviously different—cruder in a way, but also funny, irreverent, poignant figures caught somewhere between earth and heaven.” Ratzlaff goes on to explain that his intention is not ...more
Shirley Showalter
Dec 19, 2012 Shirley Showalter rated it really liked it
Yesterday, Dec. 18, was Paul Klee's birthday. Seeing this notice in The Writer's Almanac http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org... reminded me that I had Keith Ratzlaff's book of poetry about Paul Klee's angel drawings on my shelf.

I like to spend time with poetry every day, and yesterday I spent it with Ratzlaff and Klee. It was time well spent.

I read in a very personal way, the way words and images mean most to me. Here are some places I connected. First, Klee died of schleroderma. This rare dis
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