We will add 20 new books to this online exhibit on October 1 and November 1.. Beginning in September, we presented the first 20 books of this collection. You can view this online exhibition by clicking here.
The Poetry Center will celebrate its 60th anniversary in November 2020. In recognition of this milestone, the Library staff have 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. The books we collected for our 60th anniversary strengthen our holdings in several key areas, including artist’s books, rare books by celebrated poets, and books by poets working in the American Southwest. 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. We had initially hoped to showcase these works in an in-person exhibit this fall, but in the interests of public health and safety, we have moved the exhibition online: we’ll present this exhibition on a rolling basis, with 20 new works added to the website each month. We hope you will join us to celebrate our 60th anniversary online!