A series of poems based on paintings by Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Modern painters.


Two angels walk in a dark cloud arm in arm
discussing the nature of good and evil.
Walking along in flowing robes now that nakedness
is forgot, and they both stare at the same eternal thought, with their heads bowed, as serenity is the only thing weighing them down now. One nude sitting on the blue ground stares up at them, scratching her head as they glide by. A young boy with his middle covered by a loin cloth reaches for fruit, stretching from the bottom to the top of the painting. And below, a group of women sitting on the ground beside a baby lying on its back with its face turned away toward the blue shadow, with a blue dog looking on.

Selected Works

from Any Puppet Press, designed and produced by Sherry Karver
Sequence of poems about Chairman Mao, written from Chinese posters.
Long 65 page sequence by a Puppet without a name, thus the "X" of its generation. Available on Kindle.
Sequence of poems, based on Egyptian theme
Poems from Selected Books, up to 1982
Experimental language poems
Poems mostly based on paintings. Available on Kindle.
A story of Love, Obsession, and Liberation. Available on Kindle.
The story of a one-armed boy becoming a man in a two-fisted world. Available on Kindle.
prose poems
A sequence of poems by a narrator who's been told to appraise paintings by V. Lenin, though he didn't know Lenin painted.