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O'Keeffe

Days in a Life

C. S. Merrill

Publication Year: 2014

“Carol Merrill’s tribute to Georgia O’Keeffe is poems in the shape of finely rendered sketches, some of them even paintings. These intimate images convey the delicate and tough shape of O’Keeffe’s final years in New Mexico.”—Joy Harjo, author of She Had Some Horses

“When I got O’Keeffe mss I sat down after midnite at kitchen table when I should’ve been in bed & read it thru in an hour because it was interesting, curious, distinctive, focused, condensed, epiphanous, ordinary & understandable. The details are all, sacramentalizing everyday life in a world of genius—a woman, vast space, chewy intelligence, almost selfless observation.”—Allen Ginsberg, author of Howl

Published by: University of New Mexico Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

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Introduction

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O’Keeffe answered my letter. I first visited her one day in August 1973. She hired me to work on weekends as librarian, secretary, cook, nurse, or companion from 1973 to 1979. This poetry is from my journals written a few hours after the experiences. O’Keeffe did not like poetry. However, she would...

Poems 1-25

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Poems 26-50

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Poems 51-75

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Poems 76-100

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Poems 101-108

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Production Notes, Back Cover

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E-ISBN-13: 9780826354211
E-ISBN-10: 0826354211
Print-ISBN-13: 9780826354204

Page Count: 144
Publication Year: 2014

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  • O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986 -- Poetry.
  • African Americans ǂx Music ǂx History and criticism
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