A new / old Joni Mitchell book will collect poetry and paintings from 1971
Think of it like a zine, or a visual / textual version of a mixtape you’d make for friends. In 1971, not long after her iconic Blue album was released, Joni Mitchell made a hundred copies of a book called Morning Glory on the Vine as a holiday gift for her nearest and dearest peers and collaborators. A collection of poems, lyrics, and watercolor paintings, the book will be made available to the public for the first time on October 22 via Houghton Mifflin publishers.
According to Mitchell’s website, the book will showcase Mitchell’s writing in her own script, while “the lively, full-color watercolor paintings depict a superb array of landscapes, still-lifes, portraits of friends, self portraits, innovative abstractions, and more.” Mitchell also write a new introduction for the book.
More information an pre-order links can be found here.