As if a sweetness we did smell of apricots and joy
Assemblage (sculpture technique)
Poetry -- Female authors
American poetry -- 20th century
Mailer envelope containing orange paper French-door folded and tied shut with light orange torn crepe fabric, tied in a bow. Orange paper folded around pinkish gray paper, 2 layers of white lace Japanese tissue paper, all folded around orange chiffon fabric wrapped around tri-folded paper with poem text written in a radial pattern in different colored ballpoint ink. Small gold sheet of paper with poem text typed in center is tied with gold thread under the chiffon strip running across the center of the page. Whole piece is nested in orange and yellow jacquard fabric folded to resemble a book cover, with 2 orange buttons tied to 2 small pieces of paper reading ”Mike” and “Amelia.” Frayed strands from jacquard, chiffon, and crepe bundled between cover spine and poem paper.
Etlinger, Amelia, 1933-1987
Amelia Etlinger Collection (PCMS-0060)
Poetry Collection Manuscripts (State University of New York at Buffalo)
State University of New York at Buffalo. Poetry Collection
State University of New York at Buffalo. Poetry Collection.
Copyright the Estate of Amelia Etlinger and used with permission. For more information contact the Poetry Collection at email@example.com.
Clifton Park, New York
1970 - 1986
Collection open for research.
Is Part Of
Amelia Etlinger Collection (LIB-PC010)
paper, jacquard fabric, chiffon, buttons, string
Sent to Mike Belt, donated to the Poetry Collection by Ellen Marie Helinka.
Estate of Amelia Etlinger
9 x 9.75 x 1 inches
Etlinger, Amelia, 1933-1987, “As if a sweetness we did smell of apricots and joy,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed May 20, 2019, https://digital.lib.buffalo.edu/items/show/52289.