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Current Exhibtion

30 Years! A Narrative in 30 Objects

On View: November 16, 2017-January 20, 2018

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Poets House, 30 Years! A Narrative in 30 Objects mines the Poets House archives for objects of resonance, including handwritten correspondence between E. E. Cummings and Elizabeth Kray; typescripts from Stanley Kunitz and Galway Kinnell; paintings, photographs, journals, and recordings; and much more. The exhibition charts the evolution of this vibrant home for poetry, from a borrowed high school classroom to a small loft space in SoHo to its permanent 11,000-square-foot Lower Manhattan home. Drawn from the Poets House collection and archives of its founders, items in the exhibition include poetry-inscribed...

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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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