Join us for conversation and bilingual readings featuring three visiting Canadian poets, Louise Cotnoir, Adeena Karasick and Roberta Morris, as we open this exhibition of Canadian poetry books. Learn the role of poetry in the lives of our national neighbors.
6:00pm-7:00pm: Readings, Reception to follow
The Exhibition of Canadian Poetry Books is made possible by contributions from the Canadian Consulate General, New York; Québec Government House in New York and the Writers' Union of Canada
Robert Warner’s box sculptures, created in the spirit of the art of Joseph Cornell and inspired by such American poets as Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Wallace Stevens, Walt Whitman and others, created in response to literary critic Joel Conarroe’s acclaimed anthologies Six American Poets and Eight American Poets.
While occupying the margins of the literary world, the small press and the chapbook are often vehicles for defining historic poetry communities and shifts in poetics. This exhibit highlights new works published by contemporary small presses that continue this dynamic tradition while exploring the possibilities of the chapbook form.
Michele Kotler will host a reading that will highlight the work of the Community-Word participants to kick off the exhibit of vibrant murals that feature the poetry and artwork of participants in the Project.