What is a poem but a gift
Assemblage (sculpture technique)
Poetry -- Female authors
American poetry -- 20th century
Manila mailer envelope containing packet wrapped in tin foil. packet consists of white frayed 1/2 inch fabric ribbon tied in middle around layers of gold foil paper, tissue, red and white striped wrapping paper, another layer of gold paper, green construction paper, pink, purple, and blue tissue, rose petals, feather, frayed chiffon ribbon, blue and green chiffon, polyester twill, red string, and yellow deconstructed threads. Nested in the packet is “flower love” written on ripped, purple, matte 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clifton Park, New York
1970 - 1986
Collection open for research.
Is Part Of
Amelia Etlinger Collection (LIB-PC010)
tin foil, paper, tissue, chiffon, string, feathers, rose petals
Sent to Mike Belt, donated to the Poetry Collection by Ellen Marie Helinka.
Estate of Amelia Etlinger
10.5 x 7.5 inches
Etlinger, Amelia, 1933-1987, “What is a poem but a gift,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed December 17, 2018, https://ubdigit.buffalo.edu/items/show/52294.