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.
About the author
Keith Garebian is the author of five previous poetry collections — Frida: Paint Me As a Volcano (Buschek), Blue: The Derek Jarman Poems (Signature), Children of Ararat (Frontenac), and Moon On Wild Grasses (Guernica) — and fourteen books of non-fiction. His writing has earned him numerous awards, including the William Saroyan Medal (Armenia), three Mississauga Arts Awards (Established Literary), Canadian Authors Association (Niagara Branch) Poetry Awards, and numerous grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council.