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.
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.
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.
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.
On view October 20, 2011 through February 18, 2012
Poets House celebrates the life and work of iconic poet Emily Dickinson in a groundbreaking exhibition of original manuscripts, rare books and even a recipe from the Donald & Patricia Oresman Collection. Most of the pieces are on view for the first time to the public. The Donald & Patricia Oresman Collection is one of the larger holdings of privately-owned Dickinson manuscripts and represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see many of these materials.