Exhibit Space

A Compendium of Creatures

On view November 19, 2013 through April 5, 2014

Canadian Poets at Poets House

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

The Poetry Boxes of Robert Warner in Honor of Joseph Cornell's 100th Birthday

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.

The Wild Braid: Photographs of Stanley Kunitz in his Garden by Marnie Crawford Samuelson

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.

Toothpaste & Coffee House: Change and Continuity

On View February 9 through June 15, 2013

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.

The Fist Clenched Round My Heart: An Exhibition of Love Poetry at Poets House

On view February 13 through March 13, 2010

This intimate exhibition of love poetry is drawn from The Reed Foundation Library at Poets House.

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