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Joni Mitchell Publishes Private Poetry from the 70s

Joni Mitchell, the esteemed singer-songwriter of the 70s, is publishing a collection of handwritten lyrics and artwork titled Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings. Though Mitchell is most well known for her music, this mysterious work has been a part of her unique character for decades.

 

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Morning Glory on the Vine was originally created in 1971. Mitchell created 100 copies, including a personal signature with each one, before distributing the work to her closest friends. This will be the first time that the extremely intimate work will be available for public consumption.

 

 

Mitchell choose to publish Morning Glory on the Vine with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in celebration of her 75th birthday. In addition to Mitchell’s poetry and artwork included in the original version, the published version will also feature a new introduction written by Mitchell.

 

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Many of Mitchell’s pals are also included within the work, as the artist painted several portraits modeled after her famous friends. For example, Neil Young, Georgia O’Keefe, and David Crosby, all have portraits handmade by Mitchell herself.

Morning Glory on the Vine is available to purchase online and in bookstores now.

 

 

 

 

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Joni Mitchell’s Lyrics and Paintings From 70s to Be Published

Joni Mitchell is one of the most well-known folk singers in the music business. She’s been making music and publishing albums since the 60s and has won multiple Grammys including a lifetime achievement award. Now, some of her writings will be available to the public.

 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish Morning Glory On The Vine: Early Songs And Drawings in October. The book will feature handwritten lyrics and watercolor paintings from Mitchell from her early days in the music business.

 

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What’s interesting is that this is actually a re-publishing of the original book Mitchell self published in 1971. Only 100 copies were made, and all were given to her close friends. This updated version will feature new paintings as well as an introduction written by Mitchell herself.

 

The book will feature handwritten excerpts from some of Mitchell’s most famous songs, including “Big Yellow Taxi” and “Carey”.

 

Any Joni Mitchell fans looking to pick up a copy here?

 

 

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