Reception: Open Space
Tuesday, March 6th – Tuesday, March 6th, 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
61 West Superior Street
Free reservations at http://poetryfoundation.eventbrite.com or by calling (312) 787-7070
Open Space brings together chapbooks published by 12 renowned micro-presses from the 1950s to the present day with original publications by poets Gwendolyn Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, Lyn Hejinian, Charles Olson, Jack Spicer 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. A brief talk by curator Michael Slosek will begin at 6:15pm. Light refreshments will be 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.