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.

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.

This exhibit has been extended through August 27, 2014.

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.

Arizona Board of Regents