Exhibitions

Patron Examining Poetry Exhibit, Poetry, Poems, Exhibits NYC
Cheney Chappell Exhibition Space
King of The River drawing by Philip Guston
e e cummings' desk, Exhibits NYC, Poets, Poetry
Alexander Calder mobile
Alexander Calder mobile

Current Exhibtion

Seeking the Glyph: Edward Sanders

On view: Tuesday, March 31–Saturday, May 23, 2015

During the course of a long and diverse career as a poet, musician, historian, publisher, activist, and pacifist, Edward Sanders has invented a glyphic alphabet, a colorful script of hand-drawn characters, symbols, and graphemes; in his words, "a Glyph is a drawing that is charged with literary, emotional, historical or mythic, and poetic intensity."

This exhibition, curated by Ammiel Alcalay and Kendra Sullivan, shows selected drawings and daybooks authored by Sanders between 1962 and the present. At home on both the page and the wall, his glyphs form a writing system that picks up where known lexicons...

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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.

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