Exhibit Space

The Art of Reading

On view October 8 through November 22, 2004

A Poet’s Eye for Collage

On view March 11 through April 29, 2005

These works on paper bring together text and image in what Black describes as “visual pages,” which, like linguistic acts of creation, are “brief and bounded by space.”

Poet and photographer Star Black is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Ghostwood. Her photographs are in the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress. Her collages have been exhibited in various galleries in New York City and Long Island.

“Walking, Poems & Buildings” A Poetry & Architecture Collaboration

On view January 7 through February 25, 2005

The exhibit “Walking, Poems & Buildings” features poems and architectural models of a bus shelter, a “writer’s hut” and a nature observation center created collaboratively by students of poet Annie Finch and architect Ben Jacks at Miami University. This show explores the ways in which architects and poets build and inhabit durable and harmonious forms, and how walking creates a rhythmic link between the two pursuits.

Purgatorio: Prints by Milton Glaser

On view September 9 through October 29, 2005
The first New York presentation of 20 exquisite monoprints illustrating scenes from Dante’s Purgatorio by the renowned artist Milton Glaser.

Sacred Burial Grounds: Alphanumeric Painting by August Highland

On view May 12 through June 24, 2006

Like ancient civilizations slumbering beneath cities of glass and steel, classical poetries are buried deep in Highland’s visual texts on large canvases, which explore the modern experience of language.

August Highland is an experimental writer and visual artist based in San Diego. Since he developed "Alphanumeric Painting" in 2002, he has shown it in over 25 shows, including four solo shows.

Wallace Stevens: First Editions

On view May 3 through May 11, 2012

In conjunction with our 25th Anniversary Passwords program Joan Richardson on Wallace Stevens, please join us for a special display of first editions of Stevens' work, on loan from the collection of Poets House Board Member E. Ward Smith, and his wife Carolyn.

Darragh Park: Recent Acquisitions

On view February 28 through May 5, 2012

Poets House is thrilled to announce its display of eight paintings recently donated by the Estate of American painter Darragh Park. The paintings, which date from the 1970s, '80s and early '90s, depict various New York City neighborhoods, portraits of writers and pastoral scenes that are representative of Park’s range as an artist.

Founding Friendships: Celebrating the Legacies of Elizabeth Kray and Stanley Kunitz

On View May 15 through November 14, 2012

At Poets House artists and poets alike take flight, helping one another gain altitude. --
Read Holland Cotter's review of this exhibition in the New York Times

A Florianthology: An Exhibition on the Art and Poetry of Douglas Florian

On view February 26 through May 5, 2012

The unique collage-work, witty wordplay and educational rhymes of this award-winning children’s book author have inspired and entertained countless children. This exhibit features original art work and poetry from the illustrator and author's career as well as insight into his artistic process. Featuring original artwork and poetry from his award-winning books Mammalabilia, Insectlopedia, Dinothesaurus, Poetrees and more.

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