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  • In celebration of the hundredth birthday of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917 – 2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first Black winner of the Pulitzer...

  • This exhibition showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer...

    Sketch of Gwendolyn Brooks
  • This exhibition presents photographs and ephemera from the poet Jun Fujita (1888-1963). Fujita is an English-language tanka poet who published regularly in Poetry during the 1920s....

    Photograph by Jun Fujita of fractured tree stumps in sandy environment. Black and white photo
  • A group exhibition featuring work by Poetry magazine cover artists depicting the mythical creatures Pegasus and mermaids from poetry immemorial. Artists include Lise Haller Baggesen, Ana...

    Gallery space of Pegasus and Mermaids installation, featuring large portraits of winged horses and mermaids.
  • A virtual dialogue between the artist and the poets Rabindranath Tagore and Kay Ryan, Bhaba is a multi-disciplinary exhibition that includes a large-scale paper...

    Abstract photograph of yellow coral material casting a shadow on a white surface.
  • In the sixties and seventies, visual art students at the University of Arizona collaborated with the University of Arizona Poetry Center to create silkscreened...

    Installation of several framed vintage posters hanging on a white gallery wall.
  • Memory is a poetic audio-visual installation, shown now in its entirety for the first time since its original 1972 exhibition. During July 1971, Mayer...

    Blue-tinted photograph of Bernadette Mayer, seated
  • What if every poem had its own fragrance, beyond the literal smell of the materiality of the page? What if one could smell a...

    Gallery space featuring several glass containers. One man is lifting a container and smelling the inside of it.
  • In this exhibition, the artists investigate the intersection of weaving, textiles, and language, with works that allude to the form of the book, the...

    Glass case featuring a small square figure. The word 'reversal' is written on the square figure.
  • Project& artist Cheryl Pope and a group of young poets from Chicago public schools will activate various places and spaces of the Poetry Foundation...

    Gallery space featuring several high school desks facing the window and four banners hanging on the wall.
  • Commissioned by the Poetry Foundation, The Chicago 77 is a 77-line poem comprised of found text and objects from each of Chicago’s 77 community...

    Diagonal photograph of wall covered in various pieces of paper. The papers each contain graphics paired with words and are political.
  • Trevor Winkfield has for several decades collaborated with many poets of the New York School. This exhibit comprises a selection of his limited-edition collaborative...

    Gallery space featuring various works of art hung on the wall and works held in a glass case. A couple is looking at a picture on the wall.
  • As a companion piece to the September 20 performance of Douglas Kearney and Val Jeanty’s oratorio for voice and electronics, Freedom of Shadow: A...

    Detail of installation featuring several different darkly painted images on a white wall. Image features texts, a series of X's, and dripping black paint.
  • Tony Fitzpatrick draws on his talents as an actor, dramatist, poet, and visual artist for an elaborate array of work with Poetry magazine and...

    Detail of collage featuring a large bird figure and the text, "A Secret Bird."
  • This exhibit showcases the autograph edition of The World Record, featuring poems handwritten by Seamus Heaney, Kay Ryan, and over a hundred others, created...

    Aerial view of desk with chair. Desk is covered with words.
  • This exhibition explores painter Jane Freilicher's pivotal role among the poets of the New York School, particularly John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, and...

    Sketch of man. Image by Jane Freilicher
  • Emily Dickinson’s mythic reclusiveness and haunting, elliptical verse have captured the imaginations of artists since the poems first appeared in print. This exhibition will...

    Three banners on a white wall, each featuring art paired with lines by Emily Dickinson.
  • Simonides: what remains showcases poet Robert Crawford’s translations of poetic fragments by the ancient Greek poet Simonides. On view will be tiny texts— versions...

  • I’ll make a tattoo from my lover’s blood and shame every rose in the green garden. The June 2013 issue of Poetry is devoted to landays,...

    Gallery space featuring two large photographs of women in Afghanistan and two glass cases, featuring more photographs of Afghanistan.
  • Abstract Expressionist painter Joan Mitchell (1925–1992) was born and raised in Chicago, and her mother, Marion Strobel, was associate editor at Poetry magazine. Poetry...

    Large abstract white and yellow painting by Joan Mitchell. Painting is hung on a white wall.