She wrote a number of essays as well–“When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-vision” is on Blackboard. If you want to read more of her poems (many can’t be found online because of copyright), The Fact of a Doorframe is a good place to start, as it collects poems from throughout her career, but I’d be happy to give you more specific recommendations too! (You can find a number of her books in the Baruch library)
Tamara in the Green Bugatti, 1925 by Tamara de Lempicka (self-portrait)
In case you were curious about the painter who created the image on the cover of volume F of our anthology, here’s a little bit more about Tamara de Lempicka: http://www.delempicka.org/
“…Now known as Tamara de Lempicka, the refugee studied art and worked day and night. She became a well-known portrait painter with a distinctive Art Deco manner. Quintessentialy French, Deco was the part of an exotic, sexy, and glamorous Paris that epitomized Tamara’s living and painting style.
Between the wars, she painted portraits of writers, entertainers, artists, scientists, industrialists, and many of Eastern Europe’s exiled nobility. Her daughter, Kizette de Lempica-Foxhall wrote in her biograpy of Tamara De Lempica Passion By Design, “She painted them all, the rich, the successful, the renowned — the best.
The work brought her critical acclaim, social celebrity and considerable wealth. ”
I highly recommend checking it out in person if you get a chance–its pretty awesome to see in person, and its on permanent display at the Brooklyn Museum (admission is suggested donation, so pay-what-you-can).