Curated by Leela Denver in collaboration with Wren Awry, with additional curation by Dr. Laura Vázquez Blázquez.
Come to the Table presents work about, inspired by, and in conversation with food. This exhibit explores the many forms of food poems that exist while also asking “what can a food poem be?” Organized by four fundamental stages of a food experience—growing, sourcing, cooking, and eating, with a highlight of food culture along the US-Mexican border—this exhibit explores the various ways poetry uses food and food uses poetry. Come to the table and join us for an interactive exhibit where you can explore the world of food poetry and share your own with us.
Exhibitions are displayed in the Jeremy Ingalls Gallery of the Poetry Center.
Image Credit: Detail from Vinegar & Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance edited by Sandra Beasley, The University of Georgia Press, 2018