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Emily Dickinson at Poets House

Oct 20, 2011 | 12:00 am - Feb 18, 2012 | 12:00 am

Emily Dickinson Original Manuscripts on Display at Poets House

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.

With a smaller, concurrent exhibition of curator Jen Bervin’s Dickinson-based works, as well as a sequence of related public programs, this exhibition evokes the radical nature of Dickinson’s writing process and poetry, opening new doors for Dickinson lovers and inspiring Dickinson neophytes. Bervin, herself a poet and artist, brings together text, textile and archival research in a practice that encompasses artist books, poetry and large-scale art works. Her exhibition of large-scale sewn composites based on the variant marks in Emily Dickinson’s manuscripts are exhibited for the first time in New York, along with new white-on-white works based on Dickinson’s fragments.

Both exhibitions are on view through January 28, 2012.

Admission Free


Oct 20, 2011 | 12:00 am
Feb 18, 2012 | 12:00 am
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