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.
Keith Garebian studied English at Concordia University, Montreal (M.A.) and Queen's University, Kingston (Ph.D.) before launching his freelance writing career as literary and theatre critic, biographer, and poet. The author of fifteen other books, including groundbreaking studies of Hugh Hood, William Hutt, Christopher Newton, and classic Broadway musicals, he has been published in over eighty international newspapers, journals, magazines, and anthologies. His previous books of poetry include Reservoir of Ancestors and Frida: Paint Me As A Volcano, which was shortlisted for the 2005 Relit Award for Poetry. He lives in Mississauga, Ontario.
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