Community-Word Project Mural Exhibit

On view February 7 through 28, 2004

"Unlocking the door I see the blue large sky and I feel golden wings growing out of my back so I can fly."—4th graders, P.S. 79, Bronx, NY

Vibrant murals that feature the poetry and artwork of participants in the Community-Word Project.

Founded in 1997, The Community-Word Project is a New York City based arts-in-education organization that seeks to increase the literacy and leadership of at-risk public school children.

The New Millennium Chapbook

On view April 2 through April 30, 2004

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.

The Art of Reading

On view October 8 through November 22, 2004

A Poet’s Eye for Collage

On view March 11 through April 29, 2005

These works on paper bring together text and image in what Black describes as “visual pages,” which, like linguistic acts of creation, are “brief and bounded by space.”

Poet and photographer Star Black is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Ghostwood. Her photographs are in the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress. Her collages have been exhibited in various galleries in New York City and Long Island.

“Walking, Poems & Buildings” A Poetry & Architecture Collaboration

On view January 7 through February 25, 2005

The exhibit “Walking, Poems & Buildings” features poems and architectural models of a bus shelter, a “writer’s hut” and a nature observation center created collaboratively by students of poet Annie Finch and architect Ben Jacks at Miami University. This show explores the ways in which architects and poets build and inhabit durable and harmonious forms, and how walking creates a rhythmic link between the two pursuits.

Poets of the Non-Existent City: Los Angeles in the McCarthy Era

Join us for a panel discussion with editor Tom Viertel, three poets—Gene Frumkin, Estelle Gershgoren Novak, and Mel Weisburd—and scholar Kimberly Bird, as they address the relationship between politics and poetry, with a special focus on the role The California Quarterly and Coastlines played in Los Angeles during the McCarthy years. Naomi Replansky will join the panelists for a poetry reading to close the evening.

Purgatorio: Prints by Milton Glaser

On view September 9 through October 29, 2005
The first New York presentation of 20 exquisite monoprints illustrating scenes from Dante’s Purgatorio by the renowned artist Milton Glaser.

Unlikely Angel: Dwight Ripley & the New York School

On view February 9 through March 18, 2006

A rare glimpse into the archives of Dwight Ripley, little-known figure behind the pivotal Tibor de Nagy Gallery.

Sacred Burial Grounds: Alphanumeric Painting by August Highland

On view May 12 through June 24, 2006

Like ancient civilizations slumbering beneath cities of glass and steel, classical poetries are buried deep in Highland’s visual texts on large canvases, which explore the modern experience of language.

August Highland is an experimental writer and visual artist based in San Diego. Since he developed "Alphanumeric Painting" in 2002, he has shown it in over 25 shows, including four solo shows.

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