Collection and Cocktails: A Poetry Foundation Library Open House
Wednesday, September 7th – Wednesday, September 7th, 5:30 PM–8:30 PM
61 West Superior Street
Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis; pre-register
Celebrate the library’s expanded fall hours by exploring the 30,000-volume non-circulating collection. Festivities include poetry fortune telling, poetry recording sessions, a scavenger hunt, and readings of favorite poems from the library collection by local poets Phil Jenks, Jennifer Karmin, Quraysh Lansana, Dolly Lemke, Anthony Madrid, Mike Puican, Kathleen Rooney, and Robbie Telfer. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres served.
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 Benaroya, Lilli Carré, Alexander Cohen, Stephen Eichhorn, Carson Ellis, Clay Hickson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Krista Franklin, Julia Goodman, Jenny Kendler, Kate McQuillen, Jessie Mott, Julie Murphy, Diana Sudyka, and Shoshanna Weinberger.