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.

12/15/2014 - 02/18/2015

Bookbinding is a venerable art form with multiple cultural and aesthetic expressions, from the straightforward and utilitarian to the luxuriously decorative. Come to the Poetry Center Library for an exhibit celebrating the art of bookbinding with diverse examples from the collection.

02/23/2015 - 05/22/2015

This exhibit features photographs by Seamus Murphy that illustrate the landay, a clandestine oral folk poetry practiced by the Pashtun women who span the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Exhibit is courtesy of the Poetry Foundation. 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 6:00 PM

Artists’ Talk and Screening: “Shame Every Rose: Images from Afghanistan”

Co-sponsored by the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies

03/05/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Shame Every Rose: Images from Afghanistan is an exhibition of photographs by Seamus Murphy that illustrate the landay, a clandestine oral folk poetry practiced by the Pashtun women who span the border between Afphanistan and Pakistan. This event features a talk by Seamus Murphy and author Eliza Griswold, the screening of a short film by Murphy titled Snake, readings, conversation, and the chance to view the accompanying exhibit, on display in the Poetry Center Library courtesy of the Poetry Foundation.

This event is co-sponsored by the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

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