“struck and calm – I want what you want – a calm –empty days and – cumulative energy like thought – forgetting.” – Carol Tinker, Four Young Women: Poems
Poet Kenneth Rexroth’s widow, the poet and painter Carol Tinker, passed away April 9, 2012 after a long illness. A forty year resident of Santa Barbara, California, she possessed a brilliant mind, an insatiable intellect, and a broad range of interests. Her devotion to her husband’s artistic legacy was fierce and unflagging.
Carol Tinker was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1940, studied Fine Arts at Carnegie-Mellon University and moved to San Francisco in 1962, where she met Rexroth. She will be buried next to him at the bluff top Santa Barbara Cemetery; graveside service at 2:30 on Friday, April 13, 2012.
Carol Tinker is survived by her brother John Morgan Tinker of Lincoln City, Oregon and her sister, Mary Tinker Hatch of Wayland, Massachusetts.
Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett Mortuary