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The Poets’ Rebellion: Poetry, Memory, and the Easter Rising

A special exhibition of literary and cultural artifacts on loan from the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University relating to the April 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, curated by Sarah Harsh and Kevin Young, including a first edition of W.B. Yeats’s poem “Easter, 1916,” one of only 25 copies privately printed for his friends in the immediate aftermath of the Rising.

On view May 4th - June 21st

William Butler Yeats, “Easter, 1916”

Metamorphosis: The Collaboration of Poet Barbara Guest & Artist Fay Lansner
An exhibition charting the creative collaboration and friendship between the New York School Poet Barbara Guest (1920- 2006) and painter Fay Lansner (1921-2010) through drawings, paintings, collages and portraits of Guest. The first time these works have been brought together in an exhibition, they depict the progressive transformation of the creative process.

On view through September 17th

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May and June Events

• Tuesday, May 24, 7:00pm
Women of the World Poetry Slam Awards

• Wednesday, May 25, 6:00-8:00pm
Special Event for Poets House Members: Treasures from the Poets House Library

• Monday, June 6, 7:00pm
An American Lyric with Claudia Rankine

• Tuesday, June 7, 7:00pm
Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading

• Monday, June 13, 6:00pm
21st Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

• Friday, June 17, 6:00pm
M is Black Enough: An evening of music and poetry

• Tuesday, June 21, 4:00-8:00pm
Night at the Museums

Download our Spring 2016 Calendar (PDF)

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