On view: Tuesday, April 1–Saturday, April 12, 2014
Drawing from Poets House's exceptional chapbook collection to reimagine the history and legacy of Donald Allen's classic anthology The New American Poetry 1945–1960, this exhibition is curated by young poetry scholars from the CUNY Grad Center.
Copresented with the CUNY ChapFest. For a detailed list of ChapFest events, please visit chapbookfestival.org
On view June 1 through 10, 1995
A display of over 300 Canadian poetry books produced since 1990, curated by Roberta Morris and Paul Savoie and co-sponsored by The Writers' Union of Canada. An opportunity to view Canadian poetry-in-print from a wide range of geographic and linguistic communities.
The Exhibition of Canadian Poetry Books is made possible by contributions from the Canadian Consulate General, New York; Québec Government House in New York and the Writers' Union of Canada
On view December 2, 2003 through January 30, 2004 Robert Warner’s box sculptures, created in the spirit of the art of Joseph Cornell and inspired by such American poets as Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Wallace Stevens, Walt Whitman and others, created in response to literary critic Joel Conarroe’s acclaimed anthologies Six American Poets and Eight American Poets.
Exhibition on view May 6 through June 25, 2005
This exhibition features color photographs of Stanley Kunitz's Provincetown garden by Marnie Crawford Samuelson. They are illuminated by new writings by Kunitz (with Genine Lentine) about gardening and creativity. The photographs and writings will be published as The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden, forthcoming from W. W. Norton this summer.
Coffee House Press traces its history through the turbulence of recent transformations in poetry publishing, from letterpress editions and offset printing to newer technologies. The exhibit—including broadsides, chapbooks and important first editions—provides a capsule view of the trajectory of this independent press (and its precursor Toothpaste Press) renowned for adventurous discoveries, editorial excellence, elegant design and steadfast commitment to writers, readers and poetry.