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

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

The first New York presentation of 20 exquisite monoprints illustrating scenes from Dante’s Purgatorio by the renowned artist Milton Glaser.

Milton Glaser is among the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States. He co-founded the revolutionary Pushpin Studios in 1954, founded New York Magazine with Clay Felker in 1968, and established Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974. He has had retrospective exhibitions at both the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art.

Unlikely Angel: Dwight Ripley & the New York School

A rare glimpse into the archives of Dwight Ripley, little-known figure behind the pivotal Tibor de Nagy Gallery.

Showplace for New York School painters, the gallery also published a series of chapbooks by many of those who later became known as the New York School of Poets. Among the items on display are John Ashbery’s first book, Turandot; a rare copy of Frank O'Hara's Oranges (original cover by Grace Hartigan); a painting by Helen Frankenthaler; and samples of Ripley’s own drawings

Sacred Burial Grounds: Alphanumeric Painting by August Highland

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.

A Bestiary: Installations by Jane Greer and Brian Getnick

Jane Greer's "Standing Up, Down" fills Poets House with cut-paper evocations of creatures great and small, while Brian Getnick presents "Curtains! Curtains!" a sculpture and video installation.
Jane Greer is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited at The Drawing Center, NYU's Grey Art Gallery, the Ronald Feldman Gallery, Henoch Gallery, and various international venues.
Brian Getnick has participated in group shows in Rome, The Hague, and New York, and has recently had a solo show at the Lisa Boyle Gallery in Chicago.

Elizabeth Bishop at 100

This tribute to Elizabeth Bishop's 100th birthday features readings from her poetry and selections from Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker, a new volume of Bishop's correspondence.

Harryette Mullen with Niki Herd & Camille Rankine

The acclaimed author of Sleeping with the Dictionary reads with two new poetry talents.

Resistance is Fertile: Harryette Mullen with Barbara Henning

In celebration of the release of Looking Up Harryette Mullen: Interviews onSleeping with the Dictionary and other works, Harryette Mullen speaks about her playful, deeply political poetry with fellow poet Barbara Henning.

From Tablet to Pen: The Literary History of Islam

Internationally-acclaimed writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan gives an overview of the history of Islam and the different languages and poetic traditions of the Islamic world.

Precarious Lives: Arab Poets since Pre-Islamic Times

Often exiled or sold into slavery in ancient times, Arab-language poets have literally suffered for their art. Noted literary scholar Muhsin al-Musawi


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