Past Exhibitions

Snow  City Arts: Erasures

Snow City Arts: Erasures

Dec 4, 2012 – Jan 17, 2013

Snow City Arts transforms time in the hospital into time with the arts for young patients during treatment. Exhibited here are thirteen works by youth at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital in Chicago who used the May 2011 issue of Poetry as source material for their own erasure poems.

(Image: Michael C., age 16, phrases and words from Mark Irwin’s poem “Poem Beginning with a Line by Milosz” float within a sunflower image by Georgia O’Keeffe.)

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Poet Photos: From the Archives of <em>Poetry</em> Magazine

Sharon Bourke (Photo credit: Dorothy Zuccarini Mayhew)

Poet Photos: From the Archives of Poetry Magazine

Sep 27, 2012 – Nov 29, 2012

Comprised of snapshots sent in by contributors over the hundred-year history of Poetry, this exhibition includes unseen treasures from the archives of the magazine.

Verse, Stripped: A Poetry Comics Exhibition

Verse, Stripped: A Poetry Comics Exhibition

May 31, 2012 – Sep 4, 2012

Poetry comics combine two seemingly disparate art forms to create something wholly unique. Verse, Stripped features original artwork by Sommer Browning, Bianca Stone, Gary Sullivan, and Paul K. Tunis, as well as books by Joe Brainard, Kenneth Koch, and others.

Open Space: Micro-Press Works, 1950s to Present

Open Space: Micro-Press Works, 1950s to Present

Feb 23, 2012 – May 11, 2012

Open Space brings together chapbooks published by twelve renowned micro-presses from the 1950s to the present day with original publications by poets Jack Spicer, Gwendolyn Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Olson, Lyn Hejinian, and many others. The books on display were designed and printed in collaboration with poets and visual artists, and range from gritty DIY photocopied pamphlets to finely crafted letterpress editions.

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