The University of Arizona Poetry Center is home to the LaVerne Harrell Clark Photographic Collection, a superb archives of photographic portraits of poets by the Poetry Center's first director, LaVerne Harrell Clark. The collection dates from 1962 to 2000 and contains several thousand film negatives and prints, as well as correspondence and ephemera. Most of the twentieth century's leading poets are represented in the collection, often portrayed multiple times over the course of several decades. Here, the Poetry Center presents classic portraits and snapshots of poets such as Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, Galway Kinnell, May Swenson, Gary Snyder, and Stanley Kunitz, dating from 1962 to 1972.
This exhibit, curated by Rodney Phillips and Wendy Burk, was originally presented in the Jeremy Ingalls Gallery of the University of Arizona Poetry Center from September 27, 2010 to January 3, 2011.