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Current ExhibtionThe Poets’ Rebellion: Poetry, Memory, and the Easter Rising
On view May 4 - June 21, 2016
On April 24, 1916, Irish poets, actors, teachers, and citizens armed themselves and took control of key locations throughout Dublin, then under British rule. This rebellion, known as the Easter Rising, set in motion a war for independence, a civil war, the partition of Ireland, and, ultimately, the creation of the Irish Free State. It also reinforced the connection between poetry, politics, and possibility still present in Ireland today.
The Poet’s Rebellion: Poetry, Memory, and the Easter Rising displays literary and cultural artifacts from the Raymond Danowski Poetry...View the full exhibition information.
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Poets House Art Exhibition Program Supports Its Poetic EndeavorsPoets House exhibitions focus on both the physical and visual manifestation of poetry as well as works by visual artists that correspond to the poetic impulse. From individual works of art — including an original light-reflecting mobile by Alexander Calder and paintings by E. E. Cummings and Philip Guston — to full exhibits that highlight original manuscripts, drafts of poems, correspondence, photographs, drawings, prints, paintings, books, and ephemera, Poets House is dedicated to both poetry and to the art of poetry.
A master list of all Poets House programs held from 1986 to the present can be found here.