Georgia and Alfred
Combining documentary Found Poems with ekphrastic poems and imaginative lyrics, Georgia and Alfred places two imagined voices – painter Georgia O’Keeffe’s and photographer Alfred Stieglitz’s – in interaction with the poet’s voice. The work gathers together moments of their complicated relationship as collectible pieces, miniature realities that retouch, doctor, enlarge, or crop fact in order to capture humanness and art before they burn in time. As he did in various ways in his previous books of poetry, Garebian experiments with poetic personae and the voice as mask—or to put it poetically, mind’s photos, mouth’s poems, images which are the impossible puzzle of who we are and why.
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Reviews of this Book
“The poetry is most vivid when Garebian (is) trying to sketch — or snap — the inner lives of his subjects as lovers and/or artists.” -George Elliott Clarke
Follow the link to hear Keith Garebian interviewed by The World Poetry Cafe Radio show hosts, Adriadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon! Interview starts at 10:30, and a reading from Georgia and Alfred concludes at 24:00.