To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Poetry Center in November 2020, the Library staff worked for a year to acquire 60 new and new-to-us rare books for the collection with funding from our newly completed Rare Books Endowment. Originally presented online while we remained closed to the public, this physical reprise of the exhibit presents an opportunity to see these striking new additions to the collection in person. From Robert Frost’s Christmas cards to DIY broadsides to monumental artist’s books, these new acquisitions represent the exciting breadth and range of American poetry in the past 60 years. Approximately 20 books will be on display at a time; the second and third round of books will be displayed on October 1 and November 16, respectively.
In-person exhibitions are displayed in the Jeremy Ingalls Gallery of the Poetry Center.