Current ExhibtionWinter Wedding: Holiday Cards by Poets
On view: Tuesday, December 2, 2014–Saturday, March 21, 2015
Winter Wedding: Holiday Cards by Poets features holiday cards, valentines, birthday greetings, rare booklets, and more from some of the last century’s most beloved poets, including Langston Hughes, Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan, Seamus Heaney, and Sylvia Plath. Ranging from intimate exchanges to collaborative artworks to annual original compositions, the pieces in the show offer a fascinating look at the ties of love and friendship behind the literary success, as well as at shifting styles and conventions in correspondence.
Curated by Kevin Young and Lisa Chinn, items are drawn primarily from the Raymond...View the full exhibition information.
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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.