Thursday, May 15, 2008

Happy Birthday, Katherine Anne Porter

Today is the birthday of a famous Texas-born writer, Katherine Anne Porter. I've blogged about my meeting with her before. (See here, here, here, and here.) In at least one of those posts, I told the story of how Charlotte Laughlin took a photo of Miss Porter's coffin, which she kept in a closet in her apartment. I don't recall that I've published that photo, however, so here it is.

5 comments:

Todd Mason said...

At least via commission, she's the first to put flowers on her own grave.

Somehow, fromt he author of those short stories and SHIP OF FOOLS, that isn't too surprising...

Bill Crider said...

True. A lot of the collected stories deal with death and even graves.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

This supports my theory that most tole painting should be buried:]

Angie Poole said...

Dr. Crider,

I love the pictures and especially the epitaph.

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, Angie. KAP was quite a character.