Current ExhibtionA Compendium of Creatures
On view November 19, 2013 through March 14, 2014
A Compendium of Creatures exhibits the portfolio of A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures, the new collaboration from noted artist Darren Waterston and award-winning poet Mark Doty. The work is a contemporary version of a medieval bestiary, a literary and illustrative form in which a number of known animal species, as well as mythological creatures, are cataloged encyclopedically. Doty’s inspired poems take the place of traditional moralizing allegories.View the full exhibition information.
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Poets House Art Exhibition Program Supports Its Poetic Endeavors
Poets 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.