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April 2019

A Celebration of Bettissima with Merrill Oliver Douglas, Kathy Engel, Lawrence Joseph & Quincy Troupe Has Audio Source

Apr 6, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Kray Hall, Poets House, 10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282 United States
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In conjunction with Bettissima: Treasures from the Elizabeth Kray Archive, poets read from Kray’s correspondence, including words from June Jordan, Adrienne Rich, George Oppen & more.

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December 2018

Exhibition Opening: Bettissima: Treasures from the Elizabeth Kray Archive

Dec 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm

The opening night of Poets House’s exhibition celebrating visionary arts administrator and Poets House co-founder Elizabeth Kray.

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May 2018

Exhibition Opening: The Little Magazine

May 15, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Exhibition Opening: 6PM
Talk with exhibition curator Sophie Seita: 7PM

This exhibition celebrates the contributions small press magazines have made to the development of poets, as well as to national and international literary, cultural, and political movements. Emphasizing the material richness and collaborative spirit of experimental publications and publishing communities, the exhibition includes magazines associated with Modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, the Mimeograph Revolution, Conceptual Art, Language Writing, and New Narrative, as well as feminist, queer, and…

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The Little Magazine

May 15, 2018 - Nov 28, 2018

Curated by Sophie Seita, this exhibition examines the contributions small press magazines have made to the development of poets and to national and international cultural & political movements.

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November 2017

Opening Reception for 30 Years! A Narrative in 30 Objects

Nov 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

Exhibition on view November 16, 2017-January 20, 2018.

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30 Years! A Narrative in 30 Objects

Nov 16, 2017 - May 12, 2018

On View: November 16, 2017-May 12, 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…

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September 2017

Exhibition Opening: Prose Architectures Has Audio Source

Sep 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

6:00pm Exhibition Opening
7:00pm Reading with Renee Gladman and Fred Moten

Renee Gladman’s drawings regard language and narration as architectures with interiors that can be opened, enacted, or mapped. This exhibition features work from two of her drawings-for-books, Prose Architectures and Plans for Sentences, as well as larger discrete ink and gouache works for the wall.

Exhibition on view September 26-November 4, 2017

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Prose Architectures

Sep 26, 2017 | 12:00 am - Nov 11, 2017 | 12:00 am

On view September 26-November 11, 2017

Renee Gladman’s drawings regard language and narration as architectures with interiors that can be opened, enacted, or mapped. This exhibition features work from two of her drawings-for-books, Prose Architectures and Plans for Sentences, as well as larger discrete ink and gouache works for the wall.

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July 2017

The Poets House Showcase 25th Anniversary Celebration: A Pop-Up Show

Jul 27, 2017 | 12:00 am - Sep 16, 2017 | 12:00 am

On View July 27 – September 16

On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Poets House Showcase, we have selected a sampling of the special, limited-edition items that have been shown over the years. This pop-up show features handmade books created by micropresses, fine editions, and other distinctive items displaying unique formats or unusual bindings. Together, these materials illustrate the ongoing relevance of the printed format and the handmade book, where…

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March 2017

Exhibition Opening for Poetry Since 1912: Books, Issues, & Ephemera from the Poetry Foundation

Mar 22, 2017 | 6:00 pm

Tour at 6PM, Talk at 7PM

Katherine Litwin and Fred Sasaki of the Poetry Foundation guide audiences on a walking tour of the Poets House exhibit, Poetry Since 1912: Books, Issues, & Ephemera from the Poetry Foundation followed by an oral history of Poetry magazine by editor Don Share. Audiences enjoy an up-close look at T.S. Eliot’s first published poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”;…

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