Upcoming Exhibitions

Our library exhibits select from our collection of over 70,000 items to present a cohesive view of individual poets, schools of poetry, particular presses, book forms, and more. Stop in and experience our exhibits whenever the Poetry Center is open. For our hours, click here.

02/03/2014 - 05/14/2014

This exhibition features a selection of works by book artist Alice Vinson. Alice works with both traditional and sculptural book forms, creating pieces that range in structure from the miniature to the wearable. This collection speaks to the immediate moments in life, as well as those reflected through memory of place and/or connection to others. Through her creative use of text, image and structure, Alice creates unique, intimate pieces that connect with the reader on a universal level.

05/05/2014 - 9:00am - 06/05/2014 - 8:00pm

Presenting a broadside exhibition of 2013-2014 contest-winning work by students, in collaboration with the University of Arizona's Book Art Collective. The Collective consists of a group of graduate and undergraduate students whose mission is to educate the community about crafts related to book-making, including printing, experimental printing and paper techniques, binding, and general bookery shenanigans.

05/19/2014 - 07/30/2014

Chicago-area writer, historian, activist and publisher Marie J. Kuda founded Womanpress and created the Lesbian Writers Conferences held in Chicago from 1974 to 1978. As a literary mentor and an active voice in the Chicago writing scene, Kuda compiled a lifelong personal collection whose holdings included Audre Lorde’s Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power, published as a pamphlet by Out & Out Books, and a first printing of Gwendolyn Brooks’s Riot. In 2012, the Poetry Center was honored to receive selected books, chapbooks, and ephemera from Kuda’s collection, on display for the first time in this exhibit of lesbian and feminist works.

Arizona Board of Regents