Insolent Grace: An Exhibition on the Transatlantic Life of Alberto de Lacerda

Alberto de Lacerda photograph
Opening Reception and Panel Discussion
Date and Time: 
April 6, 2011 - 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Event Location: 
Elizabeth Kray Hall
Admission: 
Exhibition: Admission free; Panel: $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members

This exhibition unveils treasures from the archive of Alberto de Lacerda (1928–2007), one of Portugal's most admired poets, who spent the majority of his adult life in England and the United States. On display are the fruits of his friendships with world-renowned writers and artists: letters to de Lacerda, inscribed books, handwritten poems and other gifts from the likes of John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Marianne Moore, Octavio Paz and Anne Sexton, among many others.

•5:00pm Opening Reception

•7:00pm After the opening reception, fellow writers and friends Jhumpa Lahiri, Christopher Middleton, Luís de Sousa and David Wevill gather to remember this charismatic figure.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Exhibitions